"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."
(Romans 5:8 KJV)
Paul of Tarsus
By Jack Zavada
"The Apostle Paul, who started as one of Christianity's most zealous enemies, was hand-picked by Jesus Christ to become the gospel's most ardent messenger. Paul traveled tirelessly through the ancient world, taking the message of salvation to the Gentiles. Paul towers as one of the all-time giants of Christianity.
"The Apostle Paul's Accomplishments:
When Saul of Tarsus, who was later renamed Paul, saw the resurrected Jesus Christ on the Damascus Road, Saul converted to Christianity. He made three long missionary journeys throughout the Roman Empire, planting churches, preaching the gospel, and giving strength and encouragement to early Christians. Of the 27 books in the New Testament, Paul is credited as the author of 13 of them. While he was proud of his Jewish heritage, Paul saw that the gospel was for the Gentiles as well. Paul was martyred for his faith in Christ by the Romans, about 64 or 65 A.D...
"Paul had a brilliant mind, a commanding knowledge of philosophy and religion, and could debate with the most educated scholars of his day. At the same time, his clear, understandable explanation of the gospel made his letters to early churches the foundation of Christian theology. Tradition portrays Paul as a physically small man, but he endured enormous physical hardships on his missionary journeys. His perseverance in the face of danger and persecution has inspired countless missionaries since...
"Occupation: Pharisee, tent maker, Christian evangelist, missionary, Scripture writer.
Tribe - Benjamin
Party - Pharisee
Mentor - Gamaliel, a famous rabbi..."
Excerpted from "Paul of Tarsus" by Jack Zavada
Paul was famous and did many things that furthered Christianity but most of all he was persistent and never gave up because Paul realized that Our Awesome God never gave up on him even when he was killing Christians. We as Christians should be as persistent as Paul. Come join us as we at LWBC learn more about Our Awesome God and His purposes for His adopted children. We have Worship Services each Sunday at 10:30 AM. We love visitors and seekers of God.
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