Paul recognized that God had a purpose for his life. He started life by pursuing this call in the Jewish religion and became more zealous than anyone else in his work.
And profited in the Jews’ religion above many my equals in mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions of my fathers.
We closed our last post talking about Paul’s calling. He did not seem to be the logical choice to send to the Gentiles but that is where God sent him.
From a natural perspective it seems that Paul’s training would have been better suited for ministry to the Jewish people. Peter seemed to be a much better choice for the Gentiles because of his background. God sent Peter to the Jewish people and Paul to the Gentiles. He knew the talents that had been placed in both men and where they would be best suited for ministry.Continue Reading
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
We are examining what Scripture tells us about the Holy Spirit. In previous posts we’ve seen that He is a knowable person. He wants to have fellowship with us. Paul tells us in Romans 8 that He is leading the “sons of God”.Continue Reading
And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did?
The disciples wanted to call fire down from heaven just like Elijah had done. Under the Old Covenant this would have been justified. Jesus rebuked them for suggesting such a thing.Continue Reading