An Introduction to the Apostle - An Introduction to the Apostle PaulEcclesiology Christology Christ is Lord(included in the identity of God Christ

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An Introduction to the Apostle Paul Ecclesiology Christology Christ is Lord (included in the identity of God) Christ reconciles Christ pays our debts (forgives) Christ is suffering servant Soteriology Reconciliation to God and each other Forgiveness of debts Entrance into community and way of life (faith An Introduction to the Apostle Paul Saul/Paul A Jew From Tarsus (Acts) Circumcised on the eighth day Member of Israel, the tribe of Benjamin Hebrew born of Hebrews (Paul spoke Hebrew?) Pharisee Studied with Rabbi Gamaliel (cf. Acts) At home with Gentiles “Paul” is the Latin version of “Saul” Fluent written (and spoken) Greek Roman citizen? (Acts) Literary and philosophical references Paul's Preaching & Mission (I) Operated in cities Ephesus, Corinth, Philippi, and Thessalonica Uses urban metaphors (athlete, citizenship, slave trade, economic transactions) Presents commission as independent of human authority

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