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Apostle Paul Bible Study

Updated on March 15, 2013

My Favorite Apostle in the Bible, Tribute to St Paul

This web site is a tribute to the greatest Christian witness of the New Testament, The Apostle Paul In The Bible. In my opinion, he is second only to Jesus Himself in importance for the Christian church.

THANKS for visiting. More materials to come be sure to bookmark this page.  I  hope you find this lens on St. Paul; interesting and informative. Follow the links and resources and learn more about this treasure to the Christian church!

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Smith'as Bible Dictionary - A Glimpse The Apostle Paul in Bible

Smith's Bible Dictionary - Biography of Paul

... PAUL (means small, little) ... Nearly all the original materials for the life St. Paul are contained in the Acts of the Apostles and in the Pauline epistles. Paul was born in Tarsus, a city of Cilicia. (It is not improbable that he was born between A.D. 0 and A.D. 5.) Up to the time of his going forth as an avowed preacher of Christ to the Gentiles, the apostle was known by the name of Saul. This was the Jewish name which he received from his Jewish parents. But though a Hebrew of the Hebrews, he was born in a Gentile city. Read the rest of biography from:  BIBLE HISTORY ONLINE

My Favorite St Paul Quote:
"More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us."

"Love is patient, love is kind, love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way, it is not irritable or resentful, it does not rejoice in wrong doing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes in all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends."

Spotlight on St Paul

"This book gives you a concise introduction/background to the life, thoughts and writings of St. Paul. A superb invitation to help you you want to to learn more and try to delve much deeper into the Life, thoughts, writings and much more, of this great Apostle. An excellent Pauline appetizer "

By Anthony De Giovanni

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.Apostle Paul Life - How Did The Man Live?


SEVEN REASONS TO LOVE THE APOSTLE PAUL The essence of the life of the Apostle Paul In the Bible is revealed in Acts 20:18-38. Let us take a brief look.

1.  He was faithful

Act 20:18  And when they had come, he said to them, You yourselves have seen what my life has been like all the time from the day when I first came into Asia,

2. He was humble.

Act 20:19  Doing the Lord's work without pride, through all the sorrow and troubles which came on me because of the evil designs of the Jews: Act 20:20  And how I kept back nothing which might be of profit to you, teaching you publicly and privately,

3. He was compassionate.

Act 20:21  Preaching to Jews and to Greeks the need for a turning of the heart to God, and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

4. He was determined to preach.

Act 20:22  And now, as you see, I am going to Jerusalem, a prisoner in spirit, having no knowledge of what will come to me there:  Act 20:23  Only that the Holy Spirit makes clear to me in every town that prison and pains are waiting for me. Act 20:24  But I put no value on my life, if only at the end of it I may see the work complete which was given to me by the Lord Jesus, to be a witness of the good news of the grace of God.  Act 20:25  And now I am conscious that you, among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom, will not see my face again. 5. He had a clear conscience.

Act 20:26  And so I say to you this day that I am clean from the blood of all men. Act 20:27  For I have not kept back from you anything of the purpose of God.

6. He was a pastor/shepherd.

Act 20:28  Give attention to yourselves, and to all the flock which the Holy Spirit has given into your care, to give food to the church of God, for which he gave his blood.  Act 20:29  I am conscious that after I am gone, evil wolves will come in among you, doing damage to the flock;  Act 20:30  And from among yourselves will come men who will give wrong teaching, turning away the disciples after them.  Act 20:31  So keep watch, having in mind that for three years without resting I was teaching every one of you, day and night, with weeping.  Act 20:32  And now, I give you into the care of God and the word of his grace, which is able to make you strong and to give you your heritage among all the saints.  Act 20:33  I have had no desire for any man's silver or gold or clothing. ... Act 20:34  You yourselves have seen that with these hands I got what was necessary for me and those who were with me.  Act 20:35  In all things I was an example to you of how, in your lives, you are to give help to the feeble, and keep in memory the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, There is a greater blessing in giving than in getting.  Act 20:36  And having said these words, he went down on his knees in prayer with them all.

7. He was loved.

Act 20:37  And they were all weeping, falling on Paul's neck and kissing him,  Act 20:38  Being sad most of all because he had said that they would not see his face again. And so they went with him to the ship.

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      @rockingretro2: I believe Paul may be misunderstood in regards to women and their roles! It must be studied in the context of the times! Thanks for the input!

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      rockingretro2 5 years ago

      Fantastic lens! I have often struggled with Paul and his writings regarding women but there is no denying his powerful place in doing the work that God sent him to do.

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      @anonymous: Thank You so much for your comment and visit! Paul is my favorite apostle, but Jesus Christ is my Savior and LORD. I have one lens of Jesus as well.

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      @anonymous: Thank You so much for your comment and visit! Paul is my favorite apostle, but Jesus Christ is my Savior and LORD. I have one lens of Jesus as well.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is my first visit to this site so I don't know if you are featuring Paul today and others as you go, or Just Paul. My concern here is that so much attention is being paid to Paul that some may fall into the trap of worshiping him rather than the Lord. While I love Paul and feel that his writings are the engine which drives the NT, I regard holding him in too high an esteem as potentially dangerous and the great Apostle himself addressed that in Acts 14: 10-18. Please don't receive this as a negative but merely a fellow Christian "admonishing in love".

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      Barbara Isbill 5 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      @anonymous: Thanks for the visit!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I really like the books of the Bible that Paul wrote.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      paul is great, may his soul have peace

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      teresa-carol-spencer-cook 5 years ago

      This is a great lens,loved the quiz! May God Bless you!

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      GentlemenGogoVEVO 5 years ago

      i pray every day

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      Sarata LM 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great lens!

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      Shelly Sellers 6 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      The greatest story of how a heart can change when encountered by Jesus Christ!

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      hamshi5433 6 years ago

      He was a great man of god..the chosen one..One of the best apostles of Jesus Christ..

      You have some excellent bible resources to it..

      God bless you..

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      nice lens! enjoyed the quiz!

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      Paul Turner 6 years ago from Birmingham, Al.

      Great job!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Paul is actually the creator of Christianity as we know it today, His version survived when the brother of Jesus, James, was killed and Jerusalem subsequently destroyed in 70 AD. Paul was smart enough to spread his version to many cities where it continued to flicker in small embers until it caught fire. Then, the biggest break came in AD 325 when Constantine forced the Bishops to come up with a single version of Christianity (there were several at the time) and they chose, more or less, Paul's. His letters surviving mad a huge difference. And thus evolved Christianity.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens. Paul is my favorite (next to Jesus). A servant of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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      akumar46 lm 7 years ago

      I liked your quiz and the contents in the lens.Thank you.

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      pastorkayte 7 years ago

      Very interesting and I like the quiz, I look forward to more from you and your wife I joined the fan club so I can be kept up to date.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Ok, I'm a little red in the face about not doing as well as I should have on the quiz, but I enjoyed taking it anyway. (Just don't tell my Bible study group how poorly I did or I'm in big trouble!) ~ Thanks for sharing Paul's story and his amazing inspirational writings. =D

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      Philippians468 7 years ago

      love the dynamic duo of Paul and Barnabas! cheers

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      GospelSmith 7 years ago

      @bravoatm: Jesus was too great a figure to be able to appoint a single successor who could continue the momentum of all that He said and did. James seems to have maintained a lot of Jesus' practical and pastoral ministry. John and Paul were also pastoral, but they further maintained the open-heaven lifestyle Jesus modeled and a lot of the theological truth Jesus proclaimed. This isn't mere dogma; it's the identity of Christ Himself. Those of us who fall in love with Jesus have to feed our hearts with the eternal truths about Him.

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      GospelSmith 7 years ago

      @mashrafi9: Paul (1) met the resurrected/glorified Jesus on the Damascus Road, and became a new man. He (2) focused on Christ crucified, risen, and ascended -- a message Jesus shared thrice with the twelve, who were unwilling to accept it -- until after His crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. Paul (3) was a pattern to people like you and me, who still have the privilege to become disciples of the glorified Jesus even if we live 2000 years too late to know Him as the carpenter's son from Nazareth.

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      candyw lm 9 years ago

      Nice site about Apostle Paul... love him.. thanks for the lens

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      GospelSmith 7 years ago

      My favorite quote: "I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live yet not I, but Christ lives in me. And the life that I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:20)

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      Senora M 7 years ago

      Cool lens. Paul is one cool dude. ;) Have a blessed day!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      St. Paul is my favorite! Awesome lens & tribute!

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      sheilamarie78 7 years ago

      St Paul was a great apostle, though the heart of the Church is Mary, the Theotokos. Love the icon you chose as your intro photo, by the way. Great lens with lots of solid content.

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      ZablonMukuba 7 years ago

      this is a nice spiritual lens

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      Stephen Carr 7 years ago from Corona, CA

      Hmmmm. Who was the Light/Voice that put Saul on his knees, blinded him, and renamed him Paul? If not Jesus, then who? If Paul is not allowed to change and be saved, then pity on everyone. The redemption story is complete with Paul. The greatest of enemies of Jesus' followers becomes the biggest teacher and supporter of Jesus.

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      bravoatm 8 years ago

      @mashrafi9: I have to at least partically agree with you since Paul never knew/met Jesus, yet he takes over the movement, after Jesus' first replacement choice for the movement, brother James, dies over 30 years after Christ resurrects. I believe God had his reservations about Paul, and is why he left Paul with a thorn in his side? Paul's alleged mere vision of how christianity should be designed to offer gentiles eternal life is far different than Jesus' own direct messages to, Jewish believer of Abraham teachings (Old Testament) and Christ's own selected Christain replacement leader, James. Please advise why you believe James crucial role in maintaining Christ's movement momentum, and the fate of the other members of holy family (all of Jewish Heritage), is reduced and/or not mentioned in the New Testament?

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      bravoatm 8 years ago

      @lens4Him: I have to agree with you that Paul is not second to Jesus. Paul never even met/knew Jesus. Paul seemed to be a student of Peter. Paul, former Saul, and alleged unmentioned former killer of Christains, is forgiven by God, but the thorn in his side is never removed by God. Why is there nothing spoke of Jesus' first choice replacement, brother James, who lead Jesus' movement for the first 30 years after his death? Please advise as to why you think the first Christain movement leader after Jesus, and Jewish believer/Christain, brother James, is almost never accreditied in the new testament, in favor of Paul's alleged (as documented by Issac?) devine vision of where/how/why Christianity should expand, and his self-nomination to be the leader of Christain gentiles, without acknowledging original Jewish Christains like James, and the human natures of Christ known to members of the holy Family (entirely of Jewish heritage). Thanks in advance for helping me understand this issue.

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      mashrafi9 8 years ago

      saint paul wasn't a direct apostle of jesus. he was against jesus. why should we believe him?

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      James43302 9 years ago

      Hey there again! Another great lens. I like when my pastor speaks of Paul. Right now we are reading the letter he wrote in the New Testiment of the Bible. I gave this lens another 5 stars, a favorite, and lensrolled. God bless :)

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Paul is great. Why?

      "The good that I want, I don't do, but I practice the very evil that I do not want...

      Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from this body of death?

      That's be to God! Through Jesus Christ our Lord!..

      Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those that are in Christ Jesus." Rom. 7:19,24-25,8:1

      So I love the Jesus that Paul preached. The One who forgave my sins.

      Great lens.

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Nice Lens, 5 Stars - I also just got done creating a lens about Communists Manifesto and the Bible. Come By and Check it Out. You can check it out here:

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      Barbara Isbill 9 years ago from New Market Tn 37820

      Thanks To all. You might want to check out:


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      arcook 9 years ago

      We just finished doing a 5 week study on Paul in our kids' chapel. He was a very special, dedicated person. I doubt that many of us would have kept preaching about Jesus if we went through just HALF of what he did.

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      lens4Him 10 years ago

      Second only to Jesus? I think St Peter might have a thing or two to say about that :)

      Nice lens.

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      driewe 10 years ago

      Nice lens, 5 stars

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