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SATURDAY, October 20

Acts 28:23b-24 From morning until evening he explained the matter to them, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to convince them about Jesus both from the law of Moses and from the prophets. Some were convinced by what he had said, while others refused to believe.

There is a cinematic quality to this episode in Acts, with Paul expounding day and night before large numbers of Jewish elders, trying to persuade them to accept Christ. Much like in the parable of the sower, a portion of the seed Paul disperses to his listeners falls on good soil, convincing some, while other seed falls on the hard ground of those who reject the gospel. 

We’ve been there. In our own time, many of us have probably engaged in lengthy, hoarse-throat-inducing political debates where we fought to bring others to our point of view. It’s tough and wearying. Yet our commitment to the rightness of our belief spurs us on, despite the toll it may take.

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