The Conversion of Saul to the Apostle Paul

Saul’s Persecution and Conversion (8:1–9:30). A great persecution entered Jerusalem that very day, causing a dispersion of everyone except the apostles. Philip, one of the seven travels to Samaria, where many accept the Good News. Peter and John are sent to Samaria, lying “their hands on them and they received the Holy Spirit.” (8:17-18) shortly... Continue Reading →

How Does Our Understanding the Apostle Paul’s Writings Help Us Understand His Character?

Overpowering as is the impression of the remarkableness of this man produced by following him, as we have been doing, as he hurries from province to province, from continent to continent, over land and sea, in pursuit of the object to which he was devoted, this impression is immensely deepened when we remember that he was at the same time the greatest thinker of his age, if not of any age, and, in the midst of his outward labors, was producing writings which have ever since been among the mightiest intellectual forces of the world, and are still growing in their influence.

THE APOSTLE PAUL His Missionary Travels

James Stalker and Updated by ... The First Journey From the beginning, it had been the customary behavior of the preachers of Christianity not to go alone on their expeditions, but two and two. Paul improved on this practice by going generally with two companions, one of them being a younger man, who perhaps took charge... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul’s Gospel

James Stalker and updated by ... When a man has been suddenly converted, as Paul was, he is generally driven by a strong impulse to make known what has happened to him. Such testimony is very impressive; for it is that of a soul which is receiving its first glimpses of the realities of the unseen... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul’s Conversion

James Stalker and Updated by ... It was the persecutor’s hope utterly to exterminate Christianity. But little did he understand its genius. It thrives on persecution. Prosperity has often been fatal to it, persecution never. “They that were scattered abroad went everywhere preaching the word.” Hitherto the church had been confined within the walls of Jerusalem;... Continue Reading →

The Apostle Paul’s Place In History

James Stalker and Updated by ... There are some men whose lives it is impossible to study without receiving the impression that they were expressly sent into the world to do a work required by the juncture of history on which they fell. The story of the Reformation, for example, cannot be read by a devout... Continue Reading →

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