Paul’s intellectual approach is for those who like giving logical and reasonable presentations of the faith. They lay out sound explanation. They like to work with concepts and ideas and present a case. This approach belongs to those who love to learn and study. We see this approach in Acts 17 where the Apostle Paul is giving rational answers to the intellectuals of his day. He even starts to quote some of their own poetry, but ultimately reveals God to them through their intellect.
PRAY: Dear God, you know us better than we know ourselves. Help us discover our style. We want you to be known in our church, community, and around the world. In Jesus name, Amen.
READ: Acts 17:16-34
ASK: How would you describe Paul as he interacts with the people of Athens?
Wrap-up: When considering the intellectual approach, do you see yourself sharing your faith in this way?