Paul, Damascus, Kristen discussed on The Trish Regan Show


Book. And by the way, thank you. Thank you for writing it. Thank you so much. So much. I think it's a great time of year to be talking about all the lessons that we can learn from the Bible and is a historian myself early American historian who's recently come to looking at the Bible in a new way because it's fascinating to me, guys, how much all of these lessons from thousands and thousands of years ago can be applied to everything that's happening today. What made you want to write this? I'll start with David. Well, it's part of a series where going through the New Testament and the last book Jesus resin covered the book of acts, which was the history of the early church, and 6 of the apostle Paul's epistles. This book, Jesus, the resurrected Jesus, is the apostle Paul's final 7 epistles. So we're just going through the New Testament. The overarching goal for all these books has been to inspire people to read the Bible and help them overcome their intimidation. So they can get into it and really study the word of God. That's, I think, so critical because it gives you a certain kind of grounding. Kristen, when I was reading it and I come with my sort of business bias on everything. But one thing that struck me was, as you guys were writing about Paul, and by the way, I think you had a hand in all the prayers that are in here. So I want to get to that in a moment because they're really and truly beautiful. But you guys write about how Paul really took this massive leadership role in a way that I think is, again, applicable to society today because had it not been for a lot of these, you know, obviously enough and for Jesus Christ and for God, but for all the people that followed him and then were able to implement and carry out his message, we wouldn't be where we are today. Right, yes. Paul had personal encounter with Jesus Christ. He met Jesus on the road to Damascus. He was actually persecuting Christians in the beginning because he was so adherent to the Jewish doctrine and did not want anyone to be led astray by a false messiah which is what he believed Jesus was. And so Jesus stopped him on the road to Damascus, many people know the story. And it completely changed him. It wrecked him. So to speak. And so he, of course, spent the rest of his life fighting so that everyone on earth, really. He wanted the entire world to know that Jesus is the true messiah and was there not only for Jews, but to save gentiles the entire world. And so he was a leader. I love your take your business take on the fact that he was so such a strong and really unrelenting leader in the sense that many of these letters that we go through in the book, he addresses a lot of heresies that were rampant in the early church, and he was so adamant about stamping out those heresies so that the truth of the gospel would be the one to shine forward. And it's done still in such a loving way. A concern for humanity and it kind of shows you how you really can be a leader..

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