Be Ready to Speak
Setting: The synagogue in Antioch
Audience: Jews and God-fearing Gentiles (likely converts to Judaism)
Preceding Events: Paul is merely present at the Sabbath service and invited to speak
Overall Theme: Paul connects the life of Jesus with the Old Testament teaching and prophecies.
Central Teaching: The news about Jesus is for all people (both Jews and Gentiles).
Subsequent Events: Paul and his companions are invited back, but opposition is mounted against them and they are driven away. Nevertheless, their message spread throughout the region.
Key Lesson: Be ready to speak of Jesus when the opportunity is presented—and ready to leave when it is withdrawn.Be ready to speak of Jesus when the opportunity is presented—and ready to leave when it is withdrawn. Click To Tweet
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