Acts 17
16 Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols. 17 Therefore he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and with the Gentile worshipers, and in the marketplace daily with those who happened to be there. 18 Then certain Epicurean and Stoic philosophers encountered him. And some said, “What does this babbler (seed picker, an idler who makes a living picking up scraps) want to say?”

Others said, “He seems to be a proclaimer of foreign gods,” because he preached to them Jesus and the resurrection.

Something in find very odd and curious….
For all the power Paul had in Christ, and for all the amazing signs and wonders he did through Christ, it says ” he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews.”

Even earlier in the scripture it says “and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures…”

I could be wrong, but I never really saw Jesus reason with people to win them over intellectually. I wonder if there is more to this, or if Paul had a unique way of ministering.

I think now days reasoning with people might seem difficult because no one seeks after truth anymore. They only want what they want, and they reason to get it.