St. Paul of Tarsus has made a huge impact on the Church by showing everyone how a single sinner can be changed by God for the better. Before his conversion, Paul was known as Saul, a tentmaker, Roman citizen, and a persecutor of Christians. Saul traveled to Cyprus and Asia Minor to preach to other Jewish brothers, and he later made three separate journeys to churches all around the Mediterranean Sea. During his journey to Damascus, Saul fell off his horse in a flash of light, and God called out to him, “Why are you persecuting me?” Saul was suddenly blinded, and a man called Ananias cured him and later baptized him. Saul’s name was then changed to Paul, and he traveled all over the Roman Empire evangelizing to Christians and establishing Christian communities. Paul wrote epistles and letters to instruct his communities, improving their mistakes and encouraging their faith.
He had visited Philippi on his second missionary journey where Lydia and other Jews heard the message and began meeting together eventually becoming the initial start of the church. This was Paul 's first church in Europe. Paul was eventually put in prison after helping a demon possessed girl. The church at Philippi sent him a gift while he was in prison. He wrote the book of Philippians as a letter to thank them, to let them know he was doing okay
While Alexander the Great was spreading Greek culture and capturing lands, Apostle Paul was spreading Christianity. While both had separate missions for different reasons, they both would indeed create their own legacy over time. Alexander the Great focused on the implementation of the Greek culture and language. Alexander the Great was the conqueror of the Mediterranean world.
The Apostle Paul is most popularly known for his letters in the Bible. Paul’s early life was marked by religious zeal and brutal violence. In fact, Paul wasn’t known as Paul in the beginning, he was known as Saul. Saul was a very scary lawyer. He believed he was doing the will of the Lord by killing
and he tried to reform one’s conscience to the word of God. Carson explained what it takes to become an apostle and showed how Jesus impacted Paul’s life. Paul understood when he became saved he was transformed by the blood of Jesus; however, he understood the need to be flexible for winning souls. Paul realized the need to be like others to gain access to people for the sake of evangelism. Paul understood
Red Destiny 2011 p019 Him, his journeys, his vision and accomplishments. Reading the relevant chapters of Acts while on the ship and tracing his substantial travels; as well as meditation on his Mars Hill talk and how he wove Judeo-Christianity with Western civilization through citing a Greek poet to describe Jesus - I am awed! I prayed, as I always do when I remember, to present the Word in a way that allows people to truly heart it a God speaking to their spirits. I only had time to glance at the readings, but they were so good and clear and my heart was so swollen with love and honor and gratitude, that the reading flowed. Paul’s letter struck me in a particularly personal way, as it was his statement of wanting to be with Christ and , therefore, looking forward to death as bringing that.
To the Jew First: The Case for Jewish Evangelism in Scripture and History edited by Darrell Bock and Mitch Glaser builds a case for the importance of Jewish Evangelism based on the Bible, theological viewpoints, and the suggested missions approach. In the first article, “’For the Jew First’ : Paul’s Nota Bene for His Gentile Readers”, Mark Seifrid presents the importance of evangelism to the Jews as focused on the salvation of the Gentiles in order to provoke jealousy of the Jews.
He was the one who for the first time fully comprehended and followed the Jesus's scheme of theology by grasping the magnitude of the variations it personified and finally the completeness of the break with the Judaic law. The controversy of Discipleship of Paul fabricated the enigma of his enemies who in turn proved to be the enemies of Christianity and
Paul understands that Catholics must give what they can to those in need as a gift of charity. Paul was a Catholic priest, so truly understood God’s idea of charity towards the poor, especially after the Catholic Reformation when the idea of all poor deserved help was established. Without the Catholic Reformation taking place, there would be no distinct opinion of how the poor should be treated. Eventually, Catholics would come to some conclusion as to how the impoverished should be treated. Past 1700, the
Already in the beginning of the letter, Paul focuses on the problems of divisions and fractions within the assembly of Corinth. The Corinthians are depicted as potentially disloyal toward Paul, although they are “enriched in him with all speech and all knowledge” (1 Cor. 1.5). To Paul’s knowledge, no specific doctrinal problem avails in Corinth. Paul depicts the character of the Christ-believer as similar to the steward who is faithful (πιστός) to his master (3.10–4.2). Those who will be saved by God are described as those who are faithful (τοὺς πιστεύοντας;
Message: Paul’s Final Greetings from the Jail Cell After reviewing the passages in Book of Philippians it was very apparent that Paul had a beginning and end story to tell & write about. The Final Greeting: is the most intriguing part of book of Philippians which depicts the events that lead up to the writing in which he wrote the four (epistles) letters from the jail cell, and the shortest of them all were that of which came from the smaller books listed in our New Testament Bible. The shortcomings of the message had such a powerful influence that one should be able to hear if not see that the message was giving thanks to Philippians Church people.
Knowledge of Greek was almost lost. Advanced education was reserved for the clergy. If it wasn’t for the Church, most if not all the documents and records from Rome would be lost. During the time of political chaos, the Church provided order and security. The conversion of military leaders and the work of missionaries and other leaders helped expand Christianity.
He questions how the empirical validity influences the spiritual myth. The reader of the “Paul statement” can infer not only Paul’s perceptions, but also their own regarding the passages while overlooking the historicity of the Pauline statement. Similarly Paul’s experiences within the context of the reading provide validity for while influencing the reader’s own experience. This mythologizing of the text allows a bridge between the original message and what is relevant to the reader within the empiricism of the text.