The Chief Of Sinner Part Three

We discuss the Apostle Paul Damascus Road experience when he encountering Jesus instantly he wastransformed from being persecuted the church to servant of Christ on the he totally forgiven for sins. We also his discuss his up bring where was trained as a pharisee under the feet of Gamaliel respect among pers. We also examine his time his time in Arabia where he was sorting out the mandate or mission that Jesus gave him.

There term I remember when took at Path Finder called transferable of skills it simply means skills and abilities that are relevant and helpful across different areas of life: socially, professionally and at school. They are ‘portable skills’. People usually think about their transferable skills when applying for a job or when thinking about a career change. The Apostle Paul God-given talents where he reexamine the scriptures where saw Christ throughout the Old Testament instead of his tradition that his per taught him hand us.

Now we will look at the persecuter being persecuted. Jesus declared these word to Ananias But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. 16 For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name. Acts 9:15-16 or Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.’ 2 Samuel12:10 while forgiven for all his sins there also is consequence actions

Now we will examine The Apostle Paul life as ministry and his suffering.

Scriptures declares, Are they servants of Christ? I am a better one—I am talking like a madman—with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people, danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food, in cold and exposure. And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to fall, and I am not indignant?2 Corinthians 11:23-29

in Acts 27:13-44 a shipwreck due a hurricane and the people and sailors were afraid but, the apostle Paul in Acts 27:33 -37 As day was about to dawn, Paul urged them all to take some food, saying, “Today is the fourteenth day that you have continued in suspense and without food, having taken nothing. Therefore I urge you to take some food. For it will give you strength, for not a hair is to perish from the head of any of you.” And when he had said these things, he took bread, and giving thanks to God in the presence of all he broke it and began to eat. Then they all were encouraged and ate some food themselves. (We were in all 276 persons in the ship.

previously God revealed to the Apostle Paul The fo, “Take courage, for as you have testified to the facts about me in Jerusalem, so you must testify also in Rome.” Acts 23:11

John MacArthur 23:11 the Lord stood by him. The fifth of 6 visions Paul received in Acts (cf. 9:3–6; 16:9, 10; 18:9, 10; 22:17, 18; 27:23, 24), all coming at crucial points in his ministry. bear witness at Rome.

Believe Bible wrote Jesus encouraged Paul by telling him that his desire (Rom. 1:9–11; 15:23) to visit Rome would be granted. Rather, it was a message of sheer praise and promise. Paul’s service was not over yet. As he had been faithful in his ministry in Jerusalem, so he would also bear witness for Christ at Rome.

I close these remarks where Jesus Simon a Pharisees  “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

Luke 7:41-42.

In Acts14:19-22 But Jews came from Antioch and Iconium, and having persuaded the crowds, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead.

The act of throwing stones, usually for the purpose of killing a person. The most common form of capital punishment prescribed by biblical law was stoning. It usually took place outside the city (Lev. 24:23; Num. 15:35-36; 1 Ki. 21:13). The prosecution witnesses (the law required two or more, witness in Deut. 17:6) placed their hands on the offender’s head (Lev. 24:14) to transfer the guilt of the whole community to the offender. The witnesses then cast the first stones, and the rest of the people followed (Deut. 17:7). All this was done to purge out evil from the community (22:21).The following ten offenses were punished by stoning: (1) idolatry, that is, the worship of other gods or any heavenly bodies (Deut. 17:2-7); (2) enticement to idolatry (Deut. 13:6-11); (3) blasphemy (Lev. 24:14-23; 1 Ki. 21:10-15); (4) child sacrifice to Molech (Lev. 20:2-5); (5) spirit divination (Lev. 20:27); (6) breaking the Sabbath (Num. 15:32-36); (7) adultery (Deut. 22:21-24); (8) disobedience of a son (Deut. 21:18-21); (9) violation of the ban, or Devoted thing (Josh. 7:25.

The abundance of stones in Palestine made stoning the most common death penalty. It was also a convenient way to express anger or hatred. It was often threatened (Exod. 17:4; Num. 14:10; 1 Sam. 30:6), especially against Christ and Paul (Jn. 10:31-33; 11:8; Acts 14:5, 19). Actual death cases by stoning are recorded several times: Adoram (1 Ki. 12:18; see Adoniram), Zechariah (2 Chr. 24:21).

Stephen last word, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.(Acts 7:58-59). Paul was witness to Stephen stoning what pierce Paul’s heart was “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleepwhere he receive the crown of righteousness meaning A triumphant victory; a splendid achievement.

In Acts 16:16-24 Paul was beaten with Rod thrown Jail As we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling. Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks.

Jail back Paul day was dark damp and dungeon not Jail on Barton Street The Mamertine Prison could have been called the “House of Darkness.” Few prisons were as dim, dank, and dirty as the lower chamber Paul occupied. Known in earlier times as the Tullianum dungeon, its “neglect, darkness, and stench” gave it “a hideous and terrifying appearance,” according to Roman historian Sallust.

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, Acts 16:25 Remember they beaten with rod thrown in dungeon and fastened their feet in the stocks. or the apostle Peter and John and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonour for the name. Acts 5:40-41. Jesus started these words,11 “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12 Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Matthew 5:11-12

The Apostle Paul started I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20

It boiled the Damascus Road experience when Paul encounter Jesus I wrote following the In”Acts 9:5-6Note But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” Imagine if an individual tried to destroy your life. You were put in a position of authority, and they became a vulnerable position. How would you react? Would state go the city, and you will be told what you are to do. Likely you give him a piece you mind not go the city, and you will be told what you are to do.

Or perhaps the words, spoken by Stephen “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.Then he fell on his knees and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” When he had said this, he fell asleep.(Acts 7:58-59). Most would people would be afraid of dying. The Aposle Paul wrote, 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. Or When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:54-57

It believe that he a died martyred by behead since he was Roman citizen Roman law states that Roman Citizen Crucifixion can not execute standard form punishment. In his he wrote 2 Timothy 4:6–8, Paul seems to be anticipating his soon demise: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved His appearing.”

I close these remarks where Jesus said to Simon a Pharisees  “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty. 42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?”

Luke 7:41-42.

Note when they could not pay he cancelled the debt of both them.

The one least amount was he not graceful as well? For example, Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the Lord, and Satan standing at his right hand to accuse him. And the angel said to those who were standing before him, “Remove the filthy garments from him.” And to him he said, “Behold, I have taken your iniquity away from you, and I will clothe you with pure vestments.” And I said, “Let them put a clean turban on his head.” So they put a clean turban on his head and clothed him with garments. And the angel of the Lord was standing by. Zechariah3:1,4-5

Or Jesus spoke to Nicodemus these words,

14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15 that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.[h] 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God one passages member a high priest and pharisee not all-around bad people but respect people pers and the community yet both of then are sinners in need of savour.

John Calvin wrote, that they are bad trees which are beautiful and fair to look upon, and may even produce fruit, sweet to the taste, but are still very far from good.

In sense we all chief sinner in need of Savour. As scriptures declares, For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it. James 2:10

The late Dr John Stott wrote,“Who am I? What is myself? The answer is that I am Jekyll and Hyde a mix up kids, having both dignity because I was created had been re-created in the image of God, and depravity because I have fallen and rebellious nature. I am both noble, ignoble beautiful, ugly good, bad, upright, and twisted image and child of God yes sometimes yielding obsequious homage to the devil from whose clutches Christ has rescue me. My true self is what I am by creation which Christ came to redeem, by calling myself what I am I am by the fall, which Christ came destroy.” whether royal blew it live moral life we all have the curse of sin and need a Savour all humanity is under Adam and Eve curse called sin. Whoever believes the above is part of God’s family and Abraham seed.

https://insight.org/resources/article-library/individual/historical-background-of-paul-s-final-imprisonment

ANSWERIn his WritinPaul seems to be anticipating his soon demise: “For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

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