When they heard him addressing them in Hebrew, they became even more quiet. Then he said:
“I am a Jew, born in Tarsus in Cilicia, but brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, educated strictly according to our ancestral law, being zealous for God, just as all of you are today. I persecuted this Way up to the point of death by binding both men and women and putting them in prison, as the high priest and the whole council of elders can testify about me. From them I also received letters to the brothers in Damascus, and I went there in order to bind those who were there and to bring them back to Jerusalem for punishment.
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Time for Reflection
In addition to the 4 questions found on the attached bookmark consider the following:
Paul holds nothing back when talking to the gathered crowd, sharing his beginnings, his own zealousness for God. He makes himself known to the crowd even speaking their own language.
What can we learn from this? How do you work at knowing and being known by those that you are trying to share the gospel with?