(B), 13 For you have heard about my former way of life(C) in Judaism:(D) I persecuted(E) God’s church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it. Acts 18:1-11; 1 Corinthians 4:15; 1 Corinthians 9:1; 1 Corinthians 15:1). 16 I say again, let no man think me a fool; if otherwise, yet as a fool receive me, that I may boast myself a little. 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. Paul everywhere recognized that his gift lay pre eminently in the ability to found Churches (comp. 20 For ye suffer, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. 16 To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood: 17 Neither went I up to Jerusalem to them which were apostles before me; but I went into Arabia, and returned again unto Damascus. Are they Israelites? The following scriptures record the Apostle Paul’s advice to a young minister by the name of Timothy: 1 Timothy 4:12-16 (KJV) “Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation 21 I speak as concerning reproach, as though we had been weak. Apostle, in the Greek liturgy, is a book contained the epistles of St. Paul, printed in the order in which they are to be read in churches, through the year. Although , he was poor but he knew his destination. 6 But even if I am unskilled in speaking, yet I am not [untrained] in [b]knowledge [I know what I am talking about]; but we have made this evident to you in every way, in all things. The Jews established a tradition of thirty-nine lashes to minimize the risk of making a mistake in the count and giving the guilty party more than forty. Sign up here. Are they Israelites? OT law limited judicial scourging (whipping) to forty lashes. 30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities. In God's sight, God makes no partiality between brethren based on name, reputation or position. (C) 10 As the truth of Christ is in me, my boast [of independence] will not be silenced in the regions of Achaia (southern Greece). Sep 1, 2016 - Explore donna larson's board "Paul the Apostle", followed by 1225 people on Pinterest. 18 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. … So am I. So I kept myself from being a burden to you in any way, and will continue to do so. 30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that reveal my weakness [the things by which I am made weak in the eyes of my opponents]. because I love you not? so am I. But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, [b] 17 I did not go up to Jerusalem(I) to those who had become apostles(J) before me; instead I went to Arabia(K) and came back to Damascus.(L). or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? He went for many days without water and food, not because he was fasting but there was no food or water to drink during his missionary journey; 9 And when I was with you and ran short [financially], I did not burden any of you; for what I needed was fully supplied by the brothers (Silas and Timothy) who came from Macedonia (the church at Philippi). Verse 6. To see this let us first read that through the hands of the Apostle Paul, in the city of Ephesus, He administered, 31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not. 13 For such men are counterfeit apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. 18 Since many boast [of worldly things and brag] about human accomplishments, I will boast too. who is offended, and I burn not? 7 Or did I [perhaps] sin by humbling myself so that you might be exalted and honored, because I preached God’s gospel to you [c]free of charge? Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles because the bulk of his ministry was spent in pagan lands planting churches among the Gentiles. Because I do not love you [or wish you well, or have regard for your welfare]? - I planted.St. Sign up for these short lessons that answer basic questions about the Bible. (A) 3 But I am afraid that, even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, your minds may be corrupted and led away from the simplicity of [your sincere and] pure devotion to Christ. 29 Who is weak, and I do not feel [his] weakness?  Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be … For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. The sarcastic tone of vv 19-21 reflects Paul’s extreme frustration with the Corinthian church. Paul’s reason for refusing support from this church is unclear. All rights reserved. 22 Are they Hebrews? 11 Now I want you to know, brothers, that the gospel preached by me is not based on human thought. 11 Would to God ye could bear with me a little in my folly: and indeed bear with me. I would rather choose to be like Paul the apostle. 12 But what I am doing I will keep doing, [for I am determined to keep this independence] in order to cut off the claim of those who want an opportunity to be regarded just as we are in the things they brag about. 2Ti 1:1 - Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, according to the promise of life which is in Christ Jesus, Tools. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown. God knoweth. 19 For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye yourselves are wise. Thus, in the First Epistle to the Corinthians, Sosthenes was associated with him. Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) (F) 15 But when God, who from my birth set me apart and called(G) me by His grace, was pleased 16 to reveal His Son(H) in me, so that I could preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone. Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee.  12 For I did not receive it from a human source and I was not taught it, but it came by a revelation from Jesus Christ(13 For you have heard about my former way of life in Judaism: I persecuted God’s church to an extreme degree and tried to destroy it. 28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches. Albert Cizweski officiating. Paul is the only apostle who warns us in detail To us today! 11 I wish you would bear with me [while I indulge] in a little foolishness; but indeed you are bearing with me [as you read this]. 32 In Damascus the [f]governor (ethnarch) under [g]King Aretas guarded the city of Damascus in order to arrest me, 33 and I was [actually] let down in a basket through a [h]window in the wall, and slipped through his fingers. Paul called to be an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, and Sosthenes our brother,… The personal appearance and characteristic disposition of Paul, with the particular circumstances which led to the writing of this letter, and roused intense personal feeling, form a fitting introduction. 2 Corinthians 11:23-33 King James Version ... Apostle Paul suffered many dangers and risks on the sea, in the hands of robbers, by fellow Hebrews, in the wilderness, on the sea, and among unbelievers. so am I. Barnes' Notes on the Bible. (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.