Preach The Word. A Tentmaker preaches the Word. A Jewish father primarily focused on three things for his son as he raised him to be a proper Jew: 1) Circumcision, 2) The Law, and 3) a Trade. We know of Paul’s reputation for Circumcision and keeping the Law… and we see in Acts 18 his trade was that of a tentmaker. Because of his trade, Paul met up with Priscilla and Aquilla who received the Word from Paul as he testified about Christ out of the scriptures. No matter where your work takes you, there will always be an opportunity to share the scriptures and preach Christ. When Paul goes to the Synagogue, he reasons out of the scriptures to everyone present. What was the context of Paul’s message? The lesson on 09-09 takes time to go back and establish the history of Israel from Abraham through the Judges, Kings, and Prophets. Old Testament history is crucial to understanding the context of Acts 17 & 18 to that of 1 & 2 Thessalonians. Those in Thessalonica were concerned that the Day of the Lord had past. Paul helps clarify it for them. Click here to listen to the lesson for 09-09.