for he vigorously refuted the Jews in public, and showed from the scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.
By the time Silas and Timothy arrived from Macedonia, Paul was absorbed in preaching the message, emphatically assuring the Jews that Jesus was 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.
And he began with Moses and all the prophets and explained to them the passages all through the Scriptures that referred to himself.
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."
You pore over the Scriptures, for you think that you will find eternal life in them, and these very Scriptures testify to me,
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!"
He had had some instruction about the Way of the Lord, and he talked with burning zeal and taught painstakingly about Jesus, though he knew of no baptism but John's.
To this day I have had God's help and I stand here to testify to high and low alike, without adding a thing to what Moses and the prophets declared would happen,
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,
For this man Melchizedek, king of Salem and priest of the Most High God, who met Abraham as he was on his way back from defeating the kings, and gave him his blessing,