Wednesday, March 28, 2012

St. Paul Blog

Why did you change your name from Saul to Paul?

-Well I am a Benjamite, and the name change represents the change of heart by the Jews for them not wishing to see the remnant of the Benjamites becoming extinct.

How would you describe yourself?

-I would describe myself as someone with a troubled soul treating people very cruely, until that day that I found God.

How would you describe your first missionary journey?

-Well this was an adventure for sure. Barnabas and I went to the synagogue in Pisidian Antioch and were invited to speak. I spoke about Christ being a descendant of King David and Christ's death and resurrection.

How would you descirbe your second missionary journey?

-Well we visited my birthplace, Tarsus then we added new members to the Church in Derbe and Lystra. But then Silas and I were put in jail because certain men didn't like us preaching to the people. Thankfully a earthquake struck and we were able to escape. We kept on with our mission all the way to Corinth where we spent 18 months preaching to the Jews.

How would you describe your third missionary journey?

-We started out in Galatia and Phrygia trying to strengthen the Church. Then we traveled to Ephesus, where I healed the sick and drove evil spirits out of people. We visited other cities such as Troas, Rhodes, and Tyre.

How do you feel about the Early Church?

-I am very proud to be apart of the Early Church. I think we did our best to preach the good news to people and to strengthen the Church we loved so dearly.

Where did Jesus see you?

-Jesus approached me in the bright light as I was walking down the road of Damascus.

What do you think about Jesus' teachings?

-I taught that Christians are redeemed from the law and from sin by Jesus' death and resurrection. In Baptism, a Christian shares in Jesus' death and his victory over death.

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