Being different makes a difference [Sermon]

Do you ever feel strange because of your faith? What if that wasn’t a bad thing? And what if there was a purpose in it?

Those are the questions that come up in this sermon from August 1, 2021 based on Acts 17:16-34. It is an account of Paul’s time with the philosophers of Athens, being called “strange,” and friction about the resurrection.

When it comes to faith, we need to fall out of love with fitting in, and to embrace the goodness of God in Christ — even what that seems ‘strange’ to others.

The YouTube version of the sermon is here, and the audio-only download is underneath. Also provided is a link to the extra background material called “growing deeper” as a part of The Pulse Podcast.



As mentioned, you can also access the extra background content as a part of The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan by going here (or by finding it wherever you subscribe to podcasts — iTunes (Apple), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn). It’s called “Being strange for Jesus: Paul among the professors of Athens (Growing Deeper with Acts 17:16-34).”

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