Therefore they spent a long time there speaking boldly with reliance upon the Lord, who was testifying to the word of His grace, granting that signs and wonders be done by their hands.
“Cry loudly, do not hold back;
Raise your voice like a trumpet,
And declare to My people their transgression
And to the house of Jacob their sins.
and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given to me in the opening of my mouth, to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel,
And he said, “Well, how could I, unless someone guides me?” And he invited Philip to come up and sit with him.
When they had set a day for Paul, they came to him at his lodging in large numbers; and he was explaining to them by solemnly testifying about the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus, from both the Law of Moses and from the Prophets, from morning until evening.
A wise man will hear and increase in learning,
And a man of understanding will acquire wise counsel,
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser,
Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.
Incline your ear and hear the words of the wise,
And apply your mind to my knowledge;
Like an earring of gold and an ornament of fine gold
Is a wise reprover to a listening ear.
and said, “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.
Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”
I tell you that to everyone who has, more shall be given, but from the one who does not have, even what he does have shall be taken away.
Then beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.
If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself.
1 Corinthians 3:18
Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you thinks that he is wise in this age, he must become foolish, so that he may become wise.
1 Corinthians 8:2
If anyone supposes that he knows anything, he has not yet known as he ought to know;
1 Corinthians 12:21
And the eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you”; or again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
2 Peter 3:18
but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.