explaining them and showing that the Christ had to suffer and rise from the dead. "Jesus," he said, "of whom I am telling you, is the Christ!"
But Saul grew more and more powerful, and bewildered the Jews who lived in Damascus by his proofs that Jesus was the Christ.
for he vigorously refuted the Jews in public, and showed from the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
And they said to each other, "Did not our hearts glow when he was talking to us on the road, and was explaining the Scriptures to us?"
and said to them, "The Scriptures said that Christ should suffer as he has done, and rise from the dead on the third day,
it was in this way that God fulfilled what he by all the prophets foretold that his Christ must suffer.
Did not the Christ have to suffer thus before entering upon his glory?"
Then he said to them, "This is what I told you when I was still with you??hat everything that is written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must come true."
For they did not yet understand the statement of Scripture that he must rise from the dead.
And once when he ate with them, he instructed them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised. "You have heard me speak of it," he said,
But this is what was predicted by the prophet Joel,
Moses said, 'The Lord God will raise up a prophet for you from among your brothers, as he raised me up. You must listen to everything that he tells you.
Brothers! Descendants of the house of Abraham, and those others among you who reverence God! It is to us that this message of salvation has been sent.
For I passed on to you, as of first importance, the account I had received, that Christ died for our sins, as the Scriptures foretold,
You senseless Galatians! Who has bewitched you, when you had Jesus Christ shown crucified right before your eyes?
for our preaching of the good news did not come to you as mere words but with power and the holy Spirit and full conviction??ou know the kind of life we lived among you for your good.