Beginning the Journey (for new Christians).
1, 2, and 3 John
1 & 2 Thessalonians
1 & 2 Timothy
2 Peter, Jude
7 Last Words of Christ
Acts 1-12: The Early Church
Christ Powered Life (Rom 5-8)
Conquering Lamb of Revelation
David, Life of
Glorious Kingdom, The
Early Church: Acts1-12
Holy Spirit, Disciple's Guide
Jesus and the Kingdom
Lamb of God
Listening for God's Voice
Names of God
Names of Jesus
Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books
Sermon on the Mount
Songs of Ascent (Ps 120-135)
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Apostle Paul: Passionate Discipleship
by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
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)
Table of Contents
What people are saying....
"A wonderful course, written clearly and thoroughly, with many useful maps to aid the reader...." -- David Mcpherson, UK
"Neat, comprehensive narrative...." -- Magda Ligthelm, South Africa
"Very comprehensive and detailed." -- Joseph Hendriawan, Indonesia
"Dr. Wilson writes as though he's speaking to his audience." -- Mrs. Mary Nardone-Smith, New Jersey
"Made me feel as though I was there watching...." -- Luke Shori, Malasia
"I like the way the history, culture and theology are all integrated... and that that there is not denominational influence. It is easy to see how balanced the studies are." -- Judie O'Donnell, Massachusetts
"The study was amazing. The whole class really enjoyed it, and I learned so much as the teacher. The lessons were very detailed, but not so detailed that it was difficult to understand.... It was this study that gave me such a love to study the Old Testament." -- Linda Rowand, West Virginia
"Biblically strong, in-depth, thought-provoking, and balanced, while also respecting various denominational viewpoints." -- Michelle Garrison, Missouri
"The detail, clarity, organization, and spiritual focus are extremely helpful and illuminating." -- David Young, British Columbia, Canada
"Reflect a cutting edge standard of Bible commentary scholarship, but are easily readable and understandable for non-technical Bible students." -- Pastor Herb Dickerson, Louisiana
"Well organized and easy to follow. The research already done saves so much time. I also like the idea of using Acts as a starting point and then going to Paul's letters to amplify the teachings." -- Tom Weitzel, Minnesota
"It dawned on me that, if a guy like Paul who started out so far down the wrong path could be turned around and used by God to change the world, then I can certainly be useful to myself, my neighbors, my community and my church!" -- Thomas Green, Arizona
This study is available in book format (below) or at no cost
delivered via e-mail over an eleven-week period.
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- 28 Advent Scriptures
- 1, 2, and 3 John
- 1 Peter
- 2 Peter & Jude
- 1 & 2 Thessalonians
- 1 & 2 Timothy
- 1 Corinthians
- 2 Corinthians
- Apostle Paul
- Abraham, Faith of
- Christ Powered Life (Romans 5-8)
- Christmas Incarnation
- Colossians and Philemon
- Conquering Lamb of Revelation
- David, Life of
- Early Church: Acts 1-12
- Glorious Kingdom, The
- Grace: Favor for the Undeserving
- Great Prayers of the Bible
- Holy Spirit, Disciple's Guide
- Jacob, Life of
- Jesus and the Kingdom of God
- JesusWalk: Beginning the Journey
- John's Gospel
- Lamb of God
- Listening for God's Voice
- Lord's Supper
- Luke's Gospel
- Moses the Reluctant Leader
- Names and Titles of God
- Names and Titles of Jesus
- Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books
- Resurrection and Easter Faith
- Sermon on the Mount
- Seven Last Words of Christ
- Songs of Ascent (Ps 120-134)
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