22 Jews ask for signs and Greeks seek for wisdom,
23 but we proclaim Christ crucified, to Jews a stumbling block, to Gentiles folly,
24 but to those who are called, whether Jews or Greeks, Christ, the power of God and the wisdom of God.
proclaim the message, be at it in season and out of season, convince, rebuke, encourage, with all patience in teaching.
30 Philip ran up and heard him reading Isaiah the prophet, and said, "Do you understand what you are reading?"
31 He said, "How can I without some one to guide me?" He begged Philip to come up and sit with him.
32 The passage of Scripture that he was reading was, "He was led as a sheep to slaughter, and as a lamb before his shearer is dumb, so he did not open his mouth.
14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? How shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? How shall they hear without some one to proclaim him?
15 How shall they proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
16 But have not all heard the good news? For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our report?"
17 So then faith comes from the report and report comes through the word of Christ.
For I am not ashamed of the good news. It is the power of God for salvation to every one who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
For a righteousness of God is revealed in it from faith to faith, as it is written, "He who is righteous by faith shall live."
But he answered, "It is written, 'Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.' "
These people were nobler than those in Thessalonica. They welcomed the message with all readiness and examined the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.
For when in the wisdom of God the world by its wisdom did not come to know God, God was pleased to save through the foolishness of our proclamation those who believe.
Philip opened his mouth and beginning with that Scripture told him the good news about Jesus.
For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any two-edged sword, and it pierces until it divides soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and it judges the thoughts and purposes of the heart.
As you go proclaim, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.
6 I am astonished that you are so quickly changing over from him who called you by the grace of Christ to a different kind of good news,
7 though it is not another good news. But there are some who are perplexing you and wishing to pervert the good news of Christ.
8 But even if we, or an angel from heaven, should bring you any good news different from what we did bring you, let him be accursed!
9 As I said before, I say now again, if any one brings you good news different from what you have received, let him be accursed!
All that was written of old was written for our instruction, in order that by patience and by the encouragement of the Scriptures we may have hope.
Make them holy through the truth. Thy word is truth.
I testify to every one who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if any one adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book,
and if any one takes away anything from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away his share from the tree of life and from the holy city, which are written of in this book.
You search the Scriptures because you think that you have in them life eternal, and it is they that testify of me,
All Scripture is divinely inspired and is useful for teaching, for proof, for correction of error, for education in righteousness,
that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
12 But we did not receive the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we know the gracious gifts of God.
13 And these we speak of, not in words taught by man's wisdom, but in words taught by the Spirit, expressing spiritual things in spiritual words.
14 But the animal man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, nor can he know them because they are spiritually understood.
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to proclaim the good news \'97 not in wisdom of words, that the cross of Christ might not be emptied of meaning.
since you know this first, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from any one's private interpretation,
for prophecy never came by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.
but the word of the Lord endures forever." And this is the word of good news that has been brought to you.
15 and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which can give you wisdom to gain salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
16 All Scripture is divinely inspired and is useful for teaching, for proof, for correction of error, for education in righteousness,
17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.
Be earnest in presenting yourself to God as a tested man, a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, rightly handling the message of truth.
18 Jesus came to them and talked with them. He said, "To me has been given all authority in heaven and on earth.
19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to keep all the commands that I have given you. And, behold, I am with you all the days to the end of the world."
Until I come give attention to reading, to exhortation, to teaching.
According to Paul's custom he went in to meet with them, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures,
explaining and showing that it was necessary that the Christ should suffer and rise from the dead, and saying, "Jesus of whom I am telling you is the Christ."
25 Jesus said to them, "O men lacking insight and slow in heart to believe all that the prophets spoke!
26 Did not the Christ have to suffer these things and enter into his glory?"
27 Then, beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things about himself.
and regard the long-suffering of our Lord as salvation, as also our beloved brother Paul has written to you, according to the wisdom given to him.
So he writes in all his letters when speaking in them of these things. In those letters are some things hard to understand, and these the unlearned and unsteady twist, as they do the rest of the Scriptures, to their own ruin.
But you are a chosen race, a kingly priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people, that you may proclaim the virtues of him who called you from darkness into his wonderful light.