The word of the LORD came also unto me, saying,
Thou shalt not take thee a wife, neither shalt thou have sons or daughters in this place.
For thus saith the LORD concerning the sons and concerning the daughters that are born in this place, and concerning their mothers that bare them, and... [More]
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For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now will I arise, saith the LORD; I will set him in safety from him that puffeth at him.
One cannot deny the powerful impact the apostle Paul had on the growth and development of the early church... His conversion provided powerful testimony to the resurrection of Christ. His missionary journeys led to the establishment of churches throughout the Mediterranean world - As "the apostle to the Gentiles", he helped widen the door to the church first opened by the apostle Peter. He left a large imprint on the scriptures of the early church... Authoring thirteen (fourteen, counting Hebrews) books of the New Testament. In the only available history of the early church, Luke devotes the majority of his book to the life and journeys of Paul - Evidently the Holy Spirit saw fit to emphasize the life and teachings of Paul as an example and source for learning about true discipleship to Jesus Christ. In this study, we shall harmonize Paul's writings with Luke's record of his life and travels... Examining Paul's life in chronological order. Collating various scriptural references relating to each period of Paul's life. Noting at which points in his life Paul wrote his different epistles. Briefly outlining and noticing the theme or highlights of each epistle in its historical setting. Putting together a possible itinerary and events leading up to his final years and martyrdom.