When you think of Paul, perhaps one of the following comes to mind: famous Christian convert, prolific biblical author, influential Christian teacher and leader, apostle to the gentiles, or miracle worker. But who was Paul, really? What was his life like, what did he teach, how did he act, and what was most important to him? In this course, trace some of the major events in Paul’s life and explore the different personas he adopted in order to reach the ends of the earth with the gospel message. Discover a man who truly believed and lived the idea that there is nothing better than the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The class was developed in collaboration with Denver Seminary faculty.
- Provide a brief overview of Paul’s life and explain why understanding his life and teachings is valuable to the believer.
- Describe each of the following personas of Paul: rabbi, philosopher, apocalyptic, mystic, missionary, pastor, and mishpat.
- Explain what we learn from each of Paul’s personas.
- Identify each of Paul’s personas in various pieces of Scripture.
Extremely excited to find this topic on the Apostle Paul through Our Daily Bread email today when I am scheduled to speak at our first Missionary Service starting back at my home church post-pandemic. Incidental finding? I think not. GOD knows how I have searched and researched for the “right information” to share tomorrow. This was truly Holy Ghost led for which I am grateful!
Cassandra, United States (US)
This is a very good assessment of Paul, it has showed me how better to read and understand his epistles.Kevin, United States (US)
Great course. Thank you so much for offering it.Sidney, United States (US)
I did not relate as well to this lecturer as I did with others, especially in his speech and expression, maybe because of the generation gap.Ilse, United States (US)
Very well thought out. Maybe apocalyptic Paul could segue into eschatological Paul when he was addressing the church at Thessalonica for fear that the Day of the Lord had taken place.Phillip, United States (US)
I enjoyed this.Steph, United States (US)
An excellent course!Russell, United States (US)
Great course – very insightful. A blessing!Schalk, South Africa
Really enjoyed this course, thank you!Toni, South Africa
I truly enjoyed learning about the different personas of Paul. It helped me to identify with his teaching style and to understand what he meant when he said, I became all things to all men for the sake of the gospel. Paul inspired me to have that same energy to reach the others for Christ. The format was inviting and gave me a desire to want to learn more. Thank you for the opportunity to learn how to share the gospel.Paulette, United States (US)
It was interesting to learn of the any personas of Paul which has made me realise there was more to Paul than we know. I am hoping to continue my studies of Paul.Aileen, Australia
I enjoyed this course very much learning about the different Paul’s and how they affected his message.Aileen, Australia