Apostle Paul 1 - An Unlikely Saint
Today we begin our three week study of the Apostle Paul, one of the most fascinating figures in the Bible. Rather than doing a simple chronology over the next three weeks, as we've done with the other figures we've looked at, we'll actually try to get through a whole chronology of Paul's life in today's lesson. In the next two weeks we'll then focus on two particular aspects of Paul's life, and how he can be an example to us. We're going this route primarily because the source material with Paul is so different than what we've seen so far. We don't simply have a straight forward narrative, as we had with Joseph and David. We have a narrative in Acts coupled with an entire collection of Paul's personal correspondence, in which a great many details about his life and his manner of being a disciple are revealed. So we need to look a Paul a bit more deliberately.
A summary of Paul's chronology
Each column = one of three missionary journeys
Green = cities where Paul spent some time
Blue = important people
Red = when Paul writes on the NT letters
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Fr. Adam Rick
A prayerbook Christian with a patristic twist.