Who Was The Apostle Paul?

Who was the Apostle Paul? What was his background and end of his life like? Saul Before the Apostle Paul, it was Saul, a Pharisee of the Pharisees (Acts 23:6), a Hebrew of the Hebrews, and a Jew through and through, but somehow God would use this man who was a Jewish thoroughbred to reach the Gentiles. Saul lived from about 5 to 67 in the first century. This meant that Saul would certainly have known about Jesus and perhaps even heard him preach. For all we know, Saul was present at Jesus’ c … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses From The Book Of 1 Timothy

Here are seven important Bible verses from the Book of 1st Timothy. First Timothy 1:3-4 “As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons not to teach any different doctrine, nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.” The very first letter written to Timothy was when Paul was in prison (again!) and wanted to make sure the church’s teaching stay … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Barnabas

Here are seven Bible verses about one of my favorite Bible characters, Barnabas. Acts 4:36 “Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus.” Maybe you don’t realize that Barnabas was not his real name. His real name was Joseph and he a Levite from Cyprus, but the reason that they called him “Barnabas” was because he was such an encouraging figure. He was more likely to give people the benefit of the doubt than most othe … [Read more...]

Top 7 Bible Verses About Paul

Here are seven important Bible verses that relate to the Apostle Paul. Romans 1:1-2 “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures.” Paul tells us all upfront just who did the calling and it wasn’t him. He became a servant, or as the Greek says, a slave for Jesus Christ. He was called, not by a church, but by Jesus Christ to be an apostle. He was set apart to be used by God to p … [Read more...]

Where Did The Apostle Paul Get His Training?

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...]