Paul could probably be called the most fervent Christian ever. However, before he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Master, he was a Jew; a Pharisee; a persecutor of Christians who would go to no end to see Christians hunted down, imprisoned, beat, tortured, and even killed; and he did it all in the name of God. But once he turned to Jesus, while on the Damascus road, he became just as fervent for Christianity as he had been against it.
In this study, we will examine the life of Paul, only being able to speculate on his early life, but following the Scriptures once they pick up his life in early adulthood. Once we get to his mission work, we will go through the remaining chapters in the Book of Acts. We will also touch on each of his epistles, or letters, that eventually became Books of the Bible, looking at them in the context of Paul’s life and what was happening at the time of their writing.
Understanding the man, Paul, and what he was going through in his life, will hopefully help you to better understand what he, through the inspiration of God, was trying to communicate to the recipients of his letters.