Bible Study

Apostle Paul

One of the greatest Apostles of the Bible is the Apostle Paul. There are 27 books of the New Testament. Paul is responsible for 13 of them. He’s is also responsible for almost half of the Book of Acts.

Paul wasn’t Born Paul. He was born around 5 BC in Tarsus Turkey. If you read my blog about Stephen, you may remember Saul of Tarsus being present and encouraging the stoning of Stephen.

Paul’s name is thought to change from Saul to Paul on the road to Damascus. It’s also believed that by changing to Paul he wasn’t identify himself anymore as a person who believes in persecuting Christians.

One of Paul’s most famous letters was Philippians. This is about joy and hope in the face of persecution and imprisonment. One of the infamous verses is Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.

There’s so much to acknowledge Paul for, including dealing with spiritual warfare. I’m looking forward to that being my next subject. He’s a very important figure that I’d rather do individual blogs on his accomplishments.

The one lesson we can learn from Paul is that our past doesn’t define us. In Philippians 3:13, Paul writes, “…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead.” Amen!!