“Then the (man) believed when he saw what had happened, being amazed at the teaching of the Lord.” (NASB)
STRONGS HEBREW/GREEK ORIGINS
“Then the (man) believed (pisteuo: committed unto, put in trust with, to think to be true, to be persuaded of, to credit, place confidence in) when he saw (eido: behold, look, perceive, notice, discern, discover) what had happened, being amazed (ekplesso: astonished, to strike with panic, shock) at the teaching (did ache: doctrine, that which is taught, instruction) of the Lord.”
Then the man believed and was persuaded when he saw and perceived what had happened, because he was astonished and shocked at the teaching and instruction of the Lord.
What was it that caused people to be amazed at the teachings of Jesus? Do you think Jesus had the hottest name brand clothes from the local market? Was it the light show and color coordinated worship team that warmed the crowd before He stepped behind a pulpit? Perhaps He had PowerPoint and movie clips at His disposal? I don’t think so. Jesus spoke of things that went right to the heart of people. His intent was not to just address their emotions and get them all excited. He didn’t just teach the Gospel, He was the Gospel. You and I, today, must be and do likewise. Let’s lay aside the bells and whistles and allow the Holy Spirit alone to power and fuel every word that we speak. The reality of the Word is enough - period.