The Main Thing
Paul kept focused on the main thing by a standard practice and concise message. Beware of getting side-tracked on tangents as you proclaim Christ.
And Paul went in, as was his custom, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead, and saying, “This Jesus, whom I proclaim to you, is the Christ And some of them were persuaded and joined Paul and Silas, as did a great many of the devout Greeks and not a few of the leading women. Acts 17:2-4
For more reflections on this passage, see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days.
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