A Christian missionary who once persecuted the church More is invited to speak when he and his companions attend a A synagogue is a Jewish house of worship. Jesus often taught in synagogues where he sometimes ran afoul of Jewish leaders. In the book of Acts, Paul and others attend synagogues and teach in them. More in Pisidian Antioch. His speech, which cites Scripture to support the conviction that Jesus is the Messiah whose life, death, and resurrection are God's saving act for humanity More is God’s The Messiah was the one who, it was believed, would come to free the people of Israel from bondage and exile. In Jewish thought the Messiah is the anticipated one who will come, as prophesied by Isaiah. In Christian thought Jesus of Nazareth is identified... More, creates much excitement and interest but also division in the Jewish community.
In Acts 13:9 The first king of Israel More becomes known as Paul and assumes his role as a leader and missionary for Jesus Christ. In Antioch of Pisidia he and his companions go to the local synagogue and are invited to speak. Paul provides an overview of God’s historical dealings with God’s people. Paul associates his present synagogue audience with the ancient Israelite people of God designated to receive God’s promises. He identifies Jesus as the descendent of Second king of Israel, David united the northern and southern kingdoms. More who would receive “the Holy is a term that originally meant set apart for the worship or service of God. While the term may refer to people, objects, time, or places, holiness in Judaism and Christianity primarily denotes the realm of the divine More promises made to David” (v. 34).
Paul’s speech is a great success, emphasizing the continuity of God’s promises and the reliability of Scripture. But this success has a downside. So many people respond favorably, both Jews and God-fearing Gentiles, that some other Jews become jealous and collude with local leaders to drive Paul and Christian missionary and companion of Paul on his early journeys. More away. In v. 47, Paul and Barnabas quote from Isaiah, son of Amoz, who prophesied in Jerusalem, is included among the prophets of the eighth century B.C.E. (along with Amos, Hosea, and Micah)--preachers who boldly proclaimed God's word of judgment against the economic, social, and religious disorders of their time. More 49:6 (words also said by Simeon in The "beloved physician" and companion of Paul More 2:32), which calls Israel to be a “light for the Gentiles.” Accepting this Isaianic vocation, Paul and Barnabas announce that they will now turn to the Gentiles. Although they continue to preach the gospel to fellow Jews, this incident in Pisidian Antioch dramatically accelerates the mission to Gentiles.