Learning something besides doctrine from the Apostle Paul…

Enough Light

Usually we read and study the apostle Paul’s New Testament letters focusing on the exact words (content) that he wrote to the various churches and individuals. Of course, we want to properly understand the issues, doctrines, and topics he was addressing through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. But maybe we miss some other obvious things because we don’t step back and look at it from a broader or more general perspective. Instead of focusing on what Paul was directly saying or teaching, we also need to focus on what he was doing. In other words, what can we learn indirectly from Paul?

Paul, on his missionary journeys, met many individuals and started new churches – but he didn’t just forget about them. He continued to be concerned for them, made efforts to keep in touch, and prayed for them. We know this because he wrote them letters…

View original post 351 more words

About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.