Acts 17:16-31
Paul in Athens

16 While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was deeply distressed to see that the city was full of idols.
17So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and also in the market-place every day with those who happened to be there.
18Also some Epicurean and Stoic philosophers debated with him. Some said, ‘What does this babbler want to say?’ Others said, ‘He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign divinities.’ (This was because he was telling the good news about Jesus and the resurrection.)
19So they took him and brought him to the Areopagus and asked him, ‘May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting?
20It sounds rather strange to us, so we would like to know what it means.’
21Now all the Athenians and the foreigners living there would spend their time in nothing but telling or hearing something new.
22 Then Paul stood in front of the Areopagus and said, ‘Athenians, I see how extremely religious you are in every way.
23For as I went through the city and looked carefully at the objects of your worship, I found among them an altar with the inscription, “To an unknown god.” What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.
24The God who made the world and everything in it, he who is Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by human hands,
25nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mortals life and breath and all things.
26From one ancestor he made all nations to inhabit the whole earth, and he allotted the times of their existence and the boundaries of the places where they would live,
27so that they would search for God and perhaps grope for him and find him—though indeed he is not far from each one of us.
28For “In him we live and move and have our being”; as even some of your own poets have said,“For we too are his offspring.”
29Since we are God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of mortals.
30While God has overlooked the times of human ignorance, now he commands all people everywhere to repent,
31because he has fixed a day on which he will have the world judged in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.’
Matthew 28:1-10
The Resurrection of Jesus

28After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb.
2And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow.
4For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men.
5But the angel said to the women, ‘Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified.
6He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay.
7Then go quickly and tell his disciples, “He has been raised from the dead, and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.” This is my message for you.’
8So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
9Suddenly Jesus met them and said, ‘Greetings!’ And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshipped him.
10Then Jesus said to them, ‘Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.’