1 The Apostle paul I make no personal claim to the word or work of God, any or all of this book may be copied and freely distributed; to His Majesty The Lord Jesus Christ be all the Honor and Glory forever and ever. ( I reserve the exclusive right to make changes to this Study course ). Davis Matthew 10 freely ye have received, freely give. Bible Study Courses GOOD NEWS MINISTRIES. ST. MARYS OHIO 45885. BOX 522. PREFACE. A Study of the person and life of Apostle paul can be a most rewarding and humbling experience. As I prepared my notes for this Study course, I could not help but be in awe of this most remarkable Man of God.
2 I can think of no one in the history of the church, that poured out their lives, for the cause of Christ, as our beloved brother Apostle paul did. His dedication and self-sacrifice for the cause of the Lord Jesus Christ, continues to be an inspiration for Christian everywhere, through out the ages. Thank you brother paul . Of the 27 books of the New Testament, 13 came by way of Apostle paul . His writings were authenticated to be inspired scripture by Peter. ( 2 Peter 3:15-16 ). CONTENTS. A. paul 's Pre-Christian Life Pg. 1-3. B. paul 's Conversion Pg. 4-5. C. paul 's Early Years as a Christian Pg.
3 6. D. paul 's first Missionary Journey Pg. 7-10. E. In Between 1st. and 2nd. Missionary Journeys F. paul 's 2nd. Missionary Journey Pg. 13-18. G. paul 's 3rd. Missionary Journey Pg. 19-22. H. paul at Jerusalem Pg. 23-25. I. paul In Caesarea Pg. 26-28. J. paul 's Voyage to Rome Pg. 29-30. L. paul 's Character Pg. 32. M. paul 's Suffering Pg. 33-34. N. paul 's Epistles to the Churches (a summary). Pg. 35-36. O. paul 's Pastoral Epistles (a summary) Pg. 37. A. paul 's Pre-Christian Life 1. His Birth Acts 22:3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
4 A. Of the tribe of Benjamin Philippians 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews;. 2. A Roman Citizen Acts 22:25-28 And as they bound him with thongs, paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? 26. When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman. 27. Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. 28. And the chief captain answered, with a great sum obtained I this freedom.
5 And paul said, But I was free born. 29. Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him. 3. His Family a. Father Acts 23:6 But when paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question. b. Sister Acts 23:16 And when paul 's sister's son heard of their lying in wait, he went and entered into the castle, and told paul .
6 C. Relatives Romans 16:7 Salute Andronicus and Junia, my kinsmen, and my fellowprisoners, who are of note among the apostles, who also were in Christ before me. Vs. 11 Salute Herodion my kinsman. Greet them that be of the household of Narcissus, which are in the Lord. 4. His Education Acts 22:3 I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day. 5. His Trade Acts 18:1-3 After these things paul departed from Athens, and came to Corinth.
7 2. And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them. 3. And because he was of the same craft, he abode with them, and wrought: for by their occupation they were tentmakers. 6. His Religion a. A Strict Pharisee Acts 23:6 But when paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I am called in question.
8 Galatians 1:14 And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers. Philippians 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;. b. His Religious Zeal Philippians 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church;. c. A former Persecutor of the Church Acts 7: 58. And cast him out of the city, and stoned him: and the witnesses laid down their clothes at a young man's feet, whose name was Saul. * paul 's circumcision name was Saul Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death.
9 And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. Acts 9:1-2 And Saul, yet breathing out threatenings and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, 2. And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. Acts 22: 4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.
10 Galatians 1:13 For ye have heard of my conversation in time past in the Jews'. religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and wasted it: 1. God shows mercy to paul 1 Timothy 1:13 Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 1 Timothy 1:15-16 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 16. Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting.