• The Judaizer Threat by

    The “New Perspective on Paul” movement is gaining a foothold in academic settings, and before long it will trickle down into the pulpit. But this modern threat to the gospel is not new in many ways. Like all false gospels …

  • Paul at Corinth by

    How many in the church today wish they could be have been there during the days of the apostles? But the early church was not without problems. This was especially true in the city of Corinth. What were the problems …

  • Apostles and Deacons by

    Pastors are leaving the ministry at an alarming rate. With all the added responsibilities that have been assigned to the modern pastor, the pulpit has suffered to the detriment of all. What can we do to allow the pastor to …

  • If It Is of God by

    God is ever working out His plan through and among His people. Nothing can thwart the progression of His Kingdom. Even the enemies of the church recognize that fact. But how do we know something is of God? Is there …

  • Saul of Tarsus by

    Many of us know that Saul of Tarsus was a persecutor of the church before he met the risen Christ on the road to Damascus. But, what else do we know about this man who surpassed all his peers in …

  • Paul at Mars Hill (Part 2) by

    In common gambler jargon, “hedging your bets” is a way of protecting yourself from losing everything. In the world of investing, it is called having a diversified portfolio. In the ancient world of Greece, building an altar to the “unknown …

  • Paul’s Sermon at Antioch by

    In this world, there is plenty to keep us occupied and entertained. There are places to go, people to see, and things to do. King David also had plenty of opportunities to indulge himself with the things of the world …

  • Paul at Mars Hill (Part 1) by

    The Bible warns us not to be taken captive by philosophy. Actually, it was the Apostle Paul who warned the Colossians of the dangers of thinking outside of Christ. Does that mean we ought not to engage in dialogue with …

  • Paul at Ephesus by

    There are many things that go on in the church today that are simply assumed by many to be expressions of true Christianity. But is there any biblical basis for prayer cloths? Does the Bible tell us that there is …

  • The Jerusalem Decree by

    In his letter to the Corinthians, the Apostle Paul made it clear that it was not sinful to eat meat offered to idols. But at the Jerusalem Council, a decree was written to be delivered by Paul instructing the Gentile …

  • Almost Persuaded by

    When Jesus called His disciples, He told them to leave all and follow Him. After his conversion, the Apostle Paul later followed Jesus with seemingly unparalleled tenacity. Yet many church-goers hope to do only just enough religion, while trying to …

  • Paul Tried Before Festus (Paul Appeals to Caesar) by

    Some people have a five year plan for their lives. But who of us actually thinks about our lives over one hundred years from now? Where will you be in eternity? The Apostle Paul knew where he would be and …

  • Reasoning from the Scriptures by

    Is it a mere coincidence that the life of Jesus just so happened to fulfill every Messianic prophecy in the Old Testament? The Apostle Paul didn’t think so. And after searching the Scriptures themselves, the Bereans became persuaded that …

  • Paul Sent to Felix by

    The gospel is a message about peace and reconciliation. But the peace that Jesus gives is not as the world gives. In fact, when the gospel if faithfully preached, one of the results is civil unrest. Because of his preaching …

  • Paul’s Defense Before Felix by

    Many of us will never stand before kings and rulers for our faith. Most of us will probably never have to justify ourselves before civil authorities as to why we are Christians. But the Apostle Paul found himself explaining his …