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Key Lesson: Be ready to speak of Jesus when the opportunity is presented – and ready to leave when it is withdrawn.
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