This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient,... [More]
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Fine linen with broidered work from Egypt was that which thou spreadest forth to be thy sail; blue and purple from the isles of Elishah was that which covered thee.
One cannot deny the powerful impact the apostle Paul had on the growth and development of the early church... His conversion provided powerful testimony to the resurrection of Christ. His missionary journeys led to the establishment of churches throughout the Mediterranean world - As "the apostle to the Gentiles", he helped widen the door to the church first opened by the apostle Peter. He left a large imprint on the scriptures of the early church... Authoring thirteen (fourteen, counting Hebrews) books of the New Testament. In the only available history of the early church, Luke devotes the majority of his book to the life and journeys of Paul - Evidently the Holy Spirit saw fit to emphasize the life and teachings of Paul as an example and source for learning about true discipleship to Jesus Christ. In this study, we shall harmonize Paul's writings with Luke's record of his life and travels... Examining Paul's life in chronological order. Collating various scriptural references relating to each period of Paul's life. Noting at which points in his life Paul wrote his different epistles. Briefly outlining and noticing the theme or highlights of each epistle in its historical setting. Putting together a possible itinerary and events leading up to his final years and martyrdom.