The eleventh and final sermon in the book of Acts: Acts 28:17-28 (specifically Acts 28:25-28)
Audience: Jewish leaders
Preceding Events: Paul conducts a pre-meeting with the Jewish leaders, explaining his situation and confirming his commitment to his faith.
Overall Theme: Though Jews hear the message of Jesus, most do not understand; the Gentiles will understand.
(Paul spoke all day telling them about the kingdom of God and showing how Jesus is revealed in the Old Testament of the Bible. However, only his concluding remarks are recorded for us to read.)
Scripture Quoted: Isaiah 6:9-10
Central Teaching: Paul’s mission is to tell the Gentiles about Jesus.
Subsequent Events: Some are convinced, but others would not believe.
Key Lesson: When we tell others about Jesus, not all will believe.
A lifelong student of the Bible, Peter DeHaan, PhD, wrote the 1,000-page website ABibleADay.com to encourage people to explore the Bible. His main blog and many books urge Christians to push past the status quo and reconsider how they practice their faith in every area of their lives.