Scroll
to Top



Paul in Athens


Paul in Athens<BR> Enlarge

Listen to the Story

Windows Media Player

Paul was waiting for Silas and Timothy in Athens. As he walked around the city he saw many beautiful buildings. He also saw numerous idols. Men would carve statues out of stone or wood, and they would call them their gods. They would bow down and worship these statues as if the stone or wood had some power.

They wanted to make sure they hadn't left out some "god" so they made an idol "To an unknown god". Paul said, "I want to tell you about this God", and he began to tell them about the true God who had created the world and everything in it. He told them about Jesus and how he had come to earth, been killed and made alive again.

The people of Athens were extremely interested. They loved to hear new ideas, and this was certainly something new to them. Some people believed the preaching of Paul and became followers.

If you visit Athens today you can climb the tall hill and view the Acropolis. You will see the ruins of the same buildings Paul viewed when he preached to the Athenians. During Paul's time the buildings were already over 400 years old. Today they are more than 2400 years old.

picture2
Read the story in Spanish Pablo en Atenas

Read the story in Amharic Amharic Story Link

What does this story
mean to me?

People who lived in Corinth made "gods" out of stone and wood. What do people do today to create idols? Anything that takes the place of God in our lives can become an idol.

Do you spend all your time thinking about the latest entertainment or video game? Are you consumed with having the latest fashions and the biggest and finest of material things? Be careful that you don't place these things above your service to the Lord. Let Him have first place in your thoughts and in your life.

You can read about Paul in Athens in
Acts 17:16-33

Memory Verse

God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. John 4:24 KJV

Take the online test



A frequent question:
"Who wrote this biography
and when was it written?"
Look on this Reference Citations Chart.

Activities

Online ActivitiesPrintable Activities
Take the Online Test for this Bible Story Print Test for this Bible Story
Online Jigsaw Puzzle Print Study Sheet
Online Crossword Puzzle Print Crossword Puzzle
Online Word Search Print Word Search
Online Word Scramble Print Word Scramble
Online Coloring  
Online Jeopardy Print Alphabetical
Online Who Am I?  
Guess the Word Print Worksheet
 
Print Fill In The Blank





Garden of Praise Bible Resources Link


Complete Bible Resources at Garden of Praise

Song The Unknown God

Play an Online Game at Quia

Old Testament Printable Flashcards

New Testament Printable Flashcards

100 Bible Slideshows


Research Links

English Bible Activities Select story #263 in the list for activities to accompany this Bible story.

Spanish Bible Activities Select story #263 in the list for activities to accompany this Bible story.

Books
Search:
Press "Go" to search for books about the Apostle Paul.
Credits and Solutions

Picture on this page is in the public domain.

Puzzles on these pages courtesy of
Songs of Praise and Armored Penguin

Page Comments
Most Recent Comments
See more comments about this page
2011-09-01
Thank you for this site. I have only just found it a few weeks ago and it has already really blessed our small Sunday School.
Peri
2011-04-22
I am involved in a small church sunday school and really appreciate this resource. It will be great to use it online for our lesson
2010-02-26
I appreciate your materials on the internet for children. When I need to do something for the children I often go to your page and play the songs you have made up and also use some of the other info like the multi answer questions. Thanks
Dale Rogers
Leave a Comment View all Comments

This page displayed 39,606 times.

This is the mobile version of Garden of Praise. You are using a desktop computer. Try viewing the page on your smart phone.