Where Did The Apostle Paul Get His Training?

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Where was Paul trained? Where was it that he learned the Scriptures so well and other academic areas?Paul’s Calling The Apostle Paul’s calling is similar to every Christian’s call. It is the effectual call by God Himself and for Paul, it was Jesus Christ’s very appearance that struck him down and humbled him enough to believe in Christ. It was while “Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogue … [Read more...]

What Did The Apostle Paul Do For A Living?


What did the Apostle Paul do for a living? Why did he need to work since he was an apostle called by Christ?The Apostle Pauls’ Calling Paul was originally Saul, as God changed his name sometime after his conversion but when Paul was a young man, he persecuted the Christians with a vengeance, unlike anyone had ever done before. Paul went to the high priest “and ask himfor letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bou … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of Philemon? A Bible Study


Why did Paul write the Book of Philemon? Who was Philemon? What can we learn from it?The Author Paul declares himself to actually be the author in this short, one chapter Book of Philemon. Paul not only says who wrote the Book of Philemon but he also tells who he wrote in to by writing, “Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our beloved fellow worker” but also to “Apphia our sister and Archippus our fellow soldier, and the church in your house” (Phil 1:1-2). … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of Titus? A Bible Study


What was the purpose for the Book of Titus? What are the applications for us today in Titus?The Author The author is undoubtedly Paul as he opens by writing “Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God's elect and their knowledge of the truth…To Titus, my true child in a common faith” (Titus 1:1a, 4). Paul wrote the Book of Titus around the same time he wrote 1st Timothy but certainly before he wrote 2nd Timothy (AD 67) so the date of Titus is like … [Read more...]

What Is The Purpose Of The Book Of 2nd Timothy? A Bible Study


Why Did Paul write 2nd Timothy? He had just written 1st Timothy so why this second letter?The Author Paul is the author and there is no doubt about it. Any so-called “evidence” to the contrary is so flimsy that it’s like trying to nail Jell-O to the wall. It just doesn’t stick. Paul even introduces the letter by writing “Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus, To Timothy, my beloved child” (2nd Tim 1:1-2a). To me, the … [Read more...]

How Long Did Paul Spend In Prison? What Was He Accused Of?


How long did Paul stay in prison counting all his time there? Why was he thrown into prison? What was his crime?Saul to Paul For anyone that thinks someone’s beyond being saved, there is no better example of Saul’s conversion and becoming a Paul. Paul writes “though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief” (1st Tim 1:13). Before Saul was saved he “began to destroy the church. Going from house to house, he … [Read more...]