Acts 17:16-34Now while Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols.  So he argued in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the market place every day with those who chanced to be there.
 Some also of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers met him. And some said, “What would this babbler say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities” — because he preached Jesus and the resurrection.
 And they took hold of him and brought him to the Are-op’agus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is which you present?
 For you bring some strange things to our ears; we wish to know therefore what these things mean.”
 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.
 So Paul, standing in the middle of the Are-op’agus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious.  For as I passed along, and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, `To an unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you.
 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in shrines made by man,
 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all men life and breath and everything.
 And he made from one every nation of men to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their habitation,
 that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after him and find him. Yet he is not far from each one of us,
 for `In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your poets have said, `For we are indeed his offspring.’
 Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the Deity is like gold, or silver, or stone, a representation by the art and imagination of man.  The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all men everywhere to repent,
 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed, and of this he has given assurance to all men by raising him from the dead.”
 Now when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked; but others said, “We will hear you again about this.”  So Paul went out from among them.
 But some men joined him and believed, among them Dionys’ius the Are-op’agite and a woman named Dam’aris and others with them.
Mark 4:3-8 “Listen! A sower went out to sow.
 And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it.
 Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it had not much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil;
 and when the sun rose it was scorched, and since it had no root it withered away.
 Other seed fell among thorns and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain.
 And other seeds fell into good soil and brought forth grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.”
Luke 24:13-32That very day two of them were going to a village named Emma’us, about seven miles from Jerusalem,  and talking with each other about all these things that had happened.
 While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them.
 But their eyes were kept from recognizing him.
 And he said to them, “What is this conversation which you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad.
 Then one of them, named Cle’opas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
 And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,
 and how our chief priests and rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him.
 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since this happened.
 Moreover, some women of our company amazed us. They were at the tomb early in the morning
 and did not find his body; and they came back saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive.
 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said; but him they did not see.”
 And he said to them, “O foolish men, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken!
 Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?”
 And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
 So they drew near to the village to which they were going. He appeared to be going further,  but they constrained him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is toward evening and the day is now far spent.” So he went in to stay with them.
 When he was at table with them, he took the bread and blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them.
 And their eyes were opened and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight.
 They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the scriptures?”
Luke 5:3-4 Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat.
 And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
2 John 12Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink, but I hope to come to see you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete.
Matthew 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.”