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This is part of the Crossroads programme offered by the South African Theological Seminary.

This is part of the Crossroads programme offered by the South African Theological Seminary.

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  • 1. New Testament 4. The Life of Paul
  • 2. Lesson Outline1. Pattern2. Preview3. Preliminaries4. Preparation5. Pioneering6. Prison7. Pastoring and Passing
  • 3. Pattern
  • 4. J. Robert Clinton’s Model God working God working in you through you
  • 5. Preview
  • 6. ConvertedCommissionedCapturedClearedCondemned Preview of Paul’s Life
  • 7. Preliminaries
  • 8. Preliminaries1. The Lord used his Ancestry
  • 9. Preliminaries1. The Lord used his Ancestry2. The Lord used his Background
  • 10. Preliminaries1. The Lord used his Ancestry2. The Lord used his Background3. The Lord used his Citizenship
  • 11. Preliminaries1. The Lord used his Ancestry2. The Lord used his Background3. The Lord used his Citizenship4. The Lord used his Dialects
  • 12. Preliminaries1. The Lord used his Ancestry2. The Lord used his Background3. The Lord used his Citizenship4. The Lord used his Dialects5. The Lord used his Education
  • 13. At this point Paul wasCONVERTED
  • 14. Acts 9:3-4Verses 3-4 Verses 5-6As he neared Damascus „Who are you, Lord?‟ Saulon his journey, suddenly a asked. „I am Jesus, whomlight from heaven flashed you are persecuting,‟ hearound him. He fell to the replied. „Now get up andground and heard a voice go into the city, and yousay to him, “Saul, Saul, will be told what you mustwhy do you persecute do.‟me?”
  • 15. Acts 9:15-16But the Lord said to him, „Go, for he isa chosen vessel of mine to bear myname before Gentiles, kings, and thechildren of Israel. For I will show himhow many things he must suffer for myname‟s sake.‟
  • 16. Preparation
  • 17. Preparation1. He shared his testimony
  • 18. Preparation1. He shared his He began telling people testimony what had happened to him, how Jesus Christ had appeared to him and saved him, that Jesus was the Christ. Acts 9:20, „At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God.‟
  • 19. Preparation1. He shared his testimony2. He studied theology
  • 20. Preparation1. He shared his Paul withdrew to a testimony secluded place to rethink his theology2. He studied theology (Gal. 1:15-18). He was destined to become the greatest theologian, entrusted with spelling out the significance of Christ‟s life and work.
  • 21. Preparation1. He shared his testimony2. He studied theology3. He served as a tent- maker
  • 22. Preparation1. He shared his After his three years of testimony study and reflection, Paul returned home to Tarsus2. He studied theology and seems to have worked for about 10 years as a tent-3. He served as a tent- maker. maker Acts 11:25, Then Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul.
  • 23. Preparation1. He shared his testimony2. He studied theology3. He served as a tent- maker4. He supported as a teacher
  • 24. Preparation1. He shared his Acts 11:25-27, „Then testimony Barnabas went to Tarsus to look for Saul, and when he2. He studied theology found him, he brought him to Antioch. So for a whole3. He served as a tent- year Barnabas and Saul maker met with the church and taught great numbers of4. He supported as a people. The disciples were teacher called Christians first at Antioch.‟
  • 25. At this point Paul wasCOMMISSIONED
  • 26. Acts 13:2-3As they ministered to the Lord andfasted, the Holy Spirit said, „Nowseparate to Me Barnabas and Saul forthe work to which I have called them.‟Then, having fasted and prayed, andlaid hands on them, they sent themaway.
  • 27. Pioneering
  • 28. PioneeringThree missionary journeys Mission 1: AD 48-49, Acts 13-14 Mission 2: AD 50-52, Acts 16-18 Mission 3: AD 53-57, Acts 19-21
  • 29. Pioneering1. He preached Christ
  • 30. Pioneering1. He preached Christ2. He planted churches
  • 31. Pioneering1. He preached Christ2. He planted churches3. He parented congregations
  • 32. Pioneering1. He preached Christ2. He planted churches3. He parented congregations4. He penned correspondence
  • 33. At this point Paul wasCAPTURED
  • 34. Prison
  • 35. Prison1. He worshipped the Lord
  • 36. Prison1. He worshipped the Lord2. He witnessed to the lost
  • 37. Prison1. He worshipped the Lord2. He witnessed to the lost3. He wrote letters
  • 38. Prison1. He worshipped the Lord2. He witnessed to the lost3. He wrote letters4. He worked with leaders
  • 39. At this point Paul wasCLEARED
  • 40. Pastoring and Passing
  • 41. Pastoring and Passing1. He was released from prison
  • 42. Pastoring and Passing1. He was released from prison.2. He revisited his churches.
  • 43. Pastoring and Passing1. He was released from prison.2. He revisited his churches.3. He was rearrested in Rome.
  • 44. Pastoring and Passing1. He was released from prison.2. He revisited his churches.3. He was rearrested in Rome.4. He was received into glory.
  • 45. 2 Timothy 4:6-8For I am already being poured out as a drinkoffering, and the time of my departure is at hand. Ihave fought the good fight, I have finished therace, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid upfor me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord,the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day,and not to me only but also to all who have lovedHis appearing.
  • 46. Conclusion
  • 47. Key Lessons1. The things in your life over which you have no control are not accidents.2. God is more concerned about working in you than about working through you.3. Gods timing is perfect, but is slower than our expectations.
  • 48. Key Lessons4. We are called to „preach Christ‟!5. We need to trust that God is in control of our lives even when things look bleak.6. We should keep a vision of eternity ever before us.