PAUL NEEDED TO LEARN ABOUT LOVE..
Saul's persecution of the church. Ac.8:1-3;
Ac.22:3-5; 26:9-11; Gal.1:13-17; 1Tim.1:13-16;
Saul's conversion. Ac.9:1-18; 22:6-13;
Saul went to Arabia for 3 yrs why? Learn love.
Ac.9:19-25; His early preaching
Amazed the Jews because he became a Christian
Confounded the Jews so they decided to kill him.
Confounded = SUGXEW - pour together, confuse,
confound, trouble, throw in consternation, agitate
1Cor.13:1-3; if I do not have love -then I am a
noisy gong, nothing, profit nothing, Confounding!
Let down in a basket - to Arabia for 3 yrs - Gal.1:17-18;
When Paul returned he no longer CONDOUNDED but he:
REASONED - DIALOEGOMAI - discuss, address
Ac.17:2,17; 18:4,19; 19:8-9;
PERSUADED - PEITHO - persuade, have confidence
Ac.17:4; 18:4; 19:8,26; 21:13-14; 26:26-28; 28:23-24;
How much more new Christians do we take time to teach
them about love or push them to evangelize. If Paul needed
three years how much more new Christians.
Apostles studied 3 yrs under Jesus, who endured persecution.
Church studied 3 yrs under Apostles, who endured persecution.
Paul studied 3 yrs under Jesus, then endured the persecution.
Timothy studied 3 yrs under the church, then joined with Paul.
First 3 yrs of a Christians life vital, to prepare them to
go to work with Christ.