Pauline Emulation in First Thessalonians

“You yourselves became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 1:6 It is my conviction – and that of many missionaries – that missionaries should emulate the apostle Paul in their missionary work. Paul intended for TimothyContinue reading “Pauline Emulation in First Thessalonians”

Covid Vaccines, Freedom, and Imitating Paul

If you are on social media, you have undoubtedly heard numerous appeals to freedom and personal conscience regarding being vaccinated from Covid-19. Many argue that freedom means that they, not the government, should choose whether they should take these vaccines. More than once, I have seen Galatians 5:1 invoked in this context,  “For freedom, ChristContinue reading “Covid Vaccines, Freedom, and Imitating Paul”

A Missionary’s Reflection on Paul’s Letter to Philemon

When we look at the New Testament, almost every book has a clear purpose. The Gospels present the life of Jesus. Acts shows the power of the Holy Spirit working through the early believers. Romans presents the gospel in depth. Hebrews demonstrates that Jesus is better. There are a few New Testament books whose purposeContinue reading “A Missionary’s Reflection on Paul’s Letter to Philemon”

A Missionary’s Reflection on Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians displays his desire to bring the gospel to those who have never heard. Study Paul’s example so that you can follow in his steps!