7712 convincing

7712 convincing

Persuading one’s hearers of the truth of one’s case. Scripture gives examples of people who have been convinced of the truth of God’s word and of the gospel.

Examples of prophets convincing their hearers

Elijah at Mount Carmel 1Ki 18:20-39

Jonah at Nineveh Jnh 3:1-9

Hardness of heart can prevent individuals from being convinced of the truth

The ministry of the prophets Jer 6:10 See also 1Ki 22:15-28 pp 2Ch 18:14-27; Jer 35:15; Eze 2:4-5; Am 7:10-13

The ministry of Jesus Christ Jn 12:37-40 See also Isa 53:1; Isa 6:10; Mt 13:13-15 pp Mk 4:10-12 pp Lk 8:10; Isa 6:9-10; Jn 7:25-43

Examples of individuals convinced of the truth of the gospel

The Ethiopian eunuch Ac 8:26-38

Paul Ro 8:38-39 See also 2Co 5:14-15; 2Ti 1:12

Paul sought to convince others of the truth of the gospel Ac 18:4 See also Ac 17:2-4; Ac 19:8; Ac 26:28-29; Ac 28:23-24; 2Co 5:11

See also

2363Christ, preaching & teaching
2369Christ, responses to
6178hardness of heart
7773prophets, role
7775prophets, lives