Reconcile with God


In the days that Paul the Apostle of Jesus Christ was preaching the good news about eternal life, Greek Epicurean and Stoic philosophers stopped Paul to ask him, “May we know what this new doctrine is of which you speak?  For you are bringing strange things to our ears. Therefore we want to know what these things mean.”

Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious;  for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription:


Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you:

The God who made the world and everything in it, this Master of sky and land, doesn’t live in custom-made shrines or need the human race to run errands for Him, as if He couldn’t take care of Himself. He makes the creatures; the creatures don’t make Him.

Starting from scratch, He made the entire human race and made the earth hospitable, with plenty of time and space for living so we could seek after God, and not just grope around in the dark but actually find Him. He doesn’t play hide-and-seek with us. He’s not remote; He’s near. We live and move in Him, can’t get away from Him!

God overlooked our ignorance of His true nature in earlier times, but now he commands everyone everywhere to repent of their sins and turn to him.

For he has set a day for judging the world with justice by the man he has appointed, and he proved to everyone who this is by raising him from the dead.”

This God, and His invitation to reconcile to Him, through His son Jesus Christ, is what we joyfully make known.


  • God, our heavenly Father, created us for his glory.
  • Through the fall, we have all sinned and fallen short of God’s glory.
  • Therefore by God's standards, we all deserve eternal punishment.
  • God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to reconcile us to Him.
  • All beleivers in Jesus Christ are to be filled with the Holy Spirit, with whom they are sealed for redemption.
  • His return to usher in the eternal age draws very near.
  • Eternal life is for all who trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.