“Brothers, children of Abraham’s family, and you Gentile God-worshippers, the message about this salvation has been sent to us. The people in Jerusalem and their leaders didn’t recognize Jesus. By condemning him they fulfilled the words of the prophets that are read every Sabbath. Even though they didn’t find a single legal basis for the death penalty, they asked Pilate to have him executed. When they finished doing everything that had been written about him, they took him down from the cross and laid him in a tomb. But God raised him from the dead! He appeared over many days to those who had traveled with him from Galilee to Jerusalem. They are now his witnesses to the people. “We proclaim to you the good news. What God promised to our ancestors, he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it was written in the second psalm, You are my son; today I have become your father.“God raised Jesus from the dead, never again to be subjected to death’s decay. Therefore, God said, I will give to you the holy and firm promises I made to David. (Acts 13:26-34, CEB)
This is Paul speaking to the gathered believers in the synagogue in Antioch.
Paul is telling them how Jesus is the messiah, the savior, we are waiting for, using the scriptures they would know to proclaim the truth to them.
How can we tell others about Jesus in a way that is not confrontational, and use the things they know to help them understand who Jesus is?
We have the tools to help others know Jesus. Go and tell everyone the story of how God interacted with your life to show you God’s love.
Loving People. Loving God.