Paul asks to speak to his accusers and recounts the events that led him there. He says some amazing things about baptism but when he includes God sending him to the Gentiles, the crowd freaks out. Paul makes a series of brilliant moves involving both the Roman authorities and the Jewish religious leaders. Paul is one sharp Apostle, and Daniel and Erick discuss it all in this episode. Have a listen!
Paul is headed out, but there seems to be some contradictions concerning whether God wants him to go or not. How do we deal with these texts? James has a plan to help those “zealous for the law” accept Paul. It doesn’t go as planned. Paul ends up beaten by a mob and is almost killed. Should Paul have ever gone along with this plan? Daniel and Erick talk about all of this. Have a listen!
Paul wants to deliver an offering to the Jewish church. He sends Timothy to the church in Corinth with a letter as a riot breaks out due to the complaints of an idol maker. There is nothing that angers people more than having their idols exposed. The church is meeting on Sunday for the Lord’s Supper and Paul preaches a man to sleep. The man falls out of a window and dies but is raised back to life. Paul knows the end of his ministry is coming and tells the people at Ephesus that they will not see him again. Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!
We are introduced to Apollos. He is a good preacher who needs a certain part of his theology tweaked. What is going on with believers not knowing about the Holy Spirit? Reasoning with people is a big part of Paul’s evangelism strategy. Paul’s reputation and message spreads until all of Asia hears the gospel. Handkerchiefs are being used to heal people while some men try to tap into the power of God and end up beaten and naked. Daniel and Erick discuss all of this. Have a listen!