Audience: Jewish leaders
Preceding Events: Paul conducts a pre-meeting with the Jewish leaders, explaining his situation and confirming his commitment to his faith.
Overall Theme: Though Jews hear the message of Jesus, most do not understand; the Gentiles will understand. (Paul spoke all day telling them about the kingdom of God and showing how Jesus is revealed in the Old Testament of the Bible. However, only his concluding remarks are recorded for us to read.)
Scripture Quoted: Isaiah 6:9-10
Central Teaching: Paul’s mission is to tell the Gentiles about Jesus.
Subsequent Events: Some are convinced, but others would not believe.
Key Lesson: Just as when Paul speaks and only some believe, when we tell others about Jesus, not everyone will respond.
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Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices.