Category Archives: 07 – God Prepares a Gentile Way

God is about to reveal a great mystery, one He has kept secret since the beginning of time. It is a seminal event for the Gentiles of the world, second only to the coming, death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ himself!

The Mystery Revealed

Luke’s next writings in Acts return to the events in the Jerusalem church and specifically to Peter.  That will begin a new chapter here on the blog.  But before we leave the story of Paul’s early ministry in Antioch, I … Continue reading

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Paul’s “Desert Years”

To fully understand Paul’s knowledge of the mystery and how he could claim to not have received it from the Twelve, we need to do a little detective work.  We already know about the miraculous appearance of Christ to Paul … Continue reading

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The Crux of the Matter

The passages we have just studied are direct accounts of Paul’s encounter with the risen Lord on the road to Damascus, a pivotal point for Paul and for the Gentile world.  But Paul refers to this and to other revelations … Continue reading

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In His Own Words

Paul had many occasions to “bear [Christ's] name before the Gentiles and kings…”, two of them recorded by Luke later in the Book of Acts. Paul also makes many references to this occasion in his letters to the churches, but … Continue reading

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Reluctant Ananias

We are in the midst of the conversion of Saul, destined by God to become Paul, the great Apostle to the Gentiles!  Let’s pick up the story at Acts 9:7-9… Saul has been struck down by a great light, and … Continue reading

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Saul Meets the Glorified Christ

We have come a long way in our study of the events and nature of the Jerusalem church and the Great Commission.  Take a moment to reflect.  The entire first eight chapters of the Book of Acts has been set … Continue reading

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