Acts 26: Yikes that Hurts!

READ Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me? It is hard for you to kick against the goads.’ And I said, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And the Lord said, ‘I am Jesus whom you are persecuting. (Acts 26:14-15) THINK I want you to picture Saul (soon to become the Apostle Paul) on the road to Damascus, and in particular, I want you to consider the interaction … Continue reading Acts 26: Yikes that Hurts!

Praying like the Apostle Paul

I’m currently re-reading Tim Keller’s excellent book on prayer. When you end up underlining a whole page in a book, it is a pretty good indication that the author has nailed something! That happened to me on page 20. Listen to what Tim Keller had to say about the Apostle Paul’s Prayers: It is remarkable that in all of his writings Paul’s prayers for his … Continue reading Praying like the Apostle Paul

Paul the Relational magnet

“(Paul) attracted friends around him as a magnet attracts iron filings.  His genius for friendship has been spoken of so often that it has become proverbial-almost a cliché, in fact.  There are about seventy people mentioned by name in the New Testament of whom we should never have heard were it not for their association with Paul, and over and above these,  there is a … Continue reading Paul the Relational magnet