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Apostle Paul: Passionate Discipleship
by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson

 

Apostle Paul: Passionate Discipleship, by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
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The Apostle Paul is one of the most important teachers in the New Testament, authoring a large portion of the New Testament. His life and letters have guided, inspired, encouraged, and challenged the church for two millennia. But what makes Paul tick? The author contends that Paul's essential genius lies in his passion to know Jesus deeply and intimately.

We can get ahold of this passion by exploring Paul's life and ministry over the course of 11 lessons. The narrative of the Book of Acts forms the basis of a chronological account of his life, with biographical elements included from Paul's letters. In addition, each lesson examines one or more of Paul's passions and key teachings, and how they can impact a believer's life, values, and commitments today. Some of these include:

  • Salvation by grace through faith, rather than by strict observance of the Law.
  • The passion to proclaim Jesus despite opposition and persecution.
  • Being totally surrendered to Christ, in Paul's words, "Crucified with Christ."
  • Knowing Jesus intimately -- in a way that surpasses everything else.

Initially developed as an online study, this book is ideal for personal spiritual development, use by teachers and small group leaders, and for sermon development.

Here's a list of the major Theological and Practical Themes covered in these lessons.
 

Apostle Paul -- Passionate Discipleship  (324 pages)

  • Preface
  • Theological and Practical Themes
  1. Saul of Tarsus Meets Jesus (33 AD).
  2. Paul in Arabia, Tarsus, and Antioch (33-46 AD).
  3. Paul in Cyprus, Antioch of Pisidia, and Galatia (47-49 AD).
  4. Law, Grace, and the New Israel (49 AD).
  5. Paul in Macedonia (49-50 AD).
  6. Paul in Greece (50-52 AD).
  7. Paul in Ephesus (52-55 AD).
  8. Paul Fights the Good Fight of Faith -- Spiritual Warfare.
  9. Paul Presses on to Jerusalem (56-57 AD).
  10. Paul's Imprisonment, Release, and Death (57-65 AD).
  11. Paul's Passion: Knowing the Exalted Christ.
  • Appendix 1. Participant Handouts
  • Appendix 2. Chronology of Paul's Life
  • Appendix 3. Were the Prison Epistles Written from Ephesus?
  • Appendix 4. Metaphors of Salvation

Detailed Table of Contents
 

Participant Lesson Handouts (PDF, you may reprint free for each class member)

This study is available in book format (below) or at no cost delivered via e-mail over an eleven-week period.

  Apostle Paul: Passionate Discipleship, by Dr. Ralph F. WilsonPaperback format, US $19.95. Length 329 pages. Must be ordered through Amazon.com and other online booksellers. You may also ask your local bookstore to order it. The paperback size is 7.5 in  x 9.25 in.  ISBN: 978-0-9962025-7-2. Available now.

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