There has been quite a debate in the church about how quickly someone should be allowed to share the gospel after they have been converted. This verse silences the debate.
Paul was a persecutor of the church and when he gets radically saved, he ends up connected to a group of believers in Damascus and stays with them a few days. Immediately after those few days he starts to preach. What do you think happened during those few days? What did they tell Paul about Christianity? What did they consider the essentials to pass along that gave Paul and these other believers the confidence for him to start preaching so quickly. My guess is they stuck with life of Jesus. They, most likely, shared the story of Jesus from start to finish, showed how Jesus was revealed in the Old Testament, and what His purpose was in coming to this earth. In one of Paul’s letters, that he wrote much later, he writes that he only wanted to preach Christ and Him crucified. You can take all of Christianity, our traditions and our teachings, and boil it down to one thing: Jesus Christ. Matter of fact, I get a little nervous when Christians get off Christ and into other “spiritual” things. Jesus is central.
I had a professor in college that told me one time, after you have preached what you think you need to preach, talk about Jesus.
How Jesus-centric are you?