When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.
The Law of Moses refers to the commandments, ordinances, punishments, and ceremonial observances given to the nation of Israel through Moses (Jos. 8:31, John 1:17, 7:19). This law is sometimes referred to as the law of commandments (Eph. 2:15) or the law of the Jews (Acts 25:8). See entry for The Law.
Some were being persuaded by the things spoken, but others would not believe.
(a) Some were being persuaded. Faith is being persuaded or convinced that God loves you. See entry for Faith.
(b) By the things spoken. Faith comes from hearing the good news of Jesus of Christ (see entry for Rom. 10:17).
“Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen.”
Salvation. The original word for salvation means deliverance or rescue. Jesus is the great Deliverer who rescues us from our enemies (Luke 1:71). See entry for Salvation.
preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
(a) Preaching. The original word (kerusso) means to herald as a public crier. This is one of three words that are commonly translated as “preaching” in the New Testament. See entry for Acts 5:42.
(b) Teaching. Biblical teaching is the ability to reveal Jesus the Living Word of God (Acts 4:2, 13:12, 15:35, 18:11, 28:31, Col. 3:16). Teaching also includes the ability to unpack the scriptures (Acts 2:42).
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