Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh
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New Clues for an Old ProblemKenneth Berding Kenneth Berding presents a helpful work on what Paul’s thorn in the flesh may have been. Paul mentions this as something Jesus did not take away after he prayed for it three times (2 Corinthians 12:7-9). Many have attempted to pinpoint what this…

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How Does Paul Encourage Us to Grow in Christ from Romans?

Summary: Paul describes God’s expectations for disciples of Jesus to grow in Christ in Romans. Through quick commands and slowed down exposition, Paul encourages us to live out Christian character in our everyday lives. Introduction In my last post, I talked about the character chains in the New Testament and…

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Paul’s Motivation

Did the martyrdom of Stephen influence the Apostle Paul to accomplish more than the other apostles? Stephen is martyred in Acts 7. The first verse of Acts 8 says that Paul was there holding the coats of the people who stoned him and Paul approved of his death. This is…

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Is Latin Mass Biblical?

Isn’t Latin mass forbidden according to 1st Corinthians 14:19? “Nevertheless, in church I would rather speak five words with my mind in order to instruct others, than ten thousand words in a tongue.” (1 Corinthians 14:19, ESV) This is an interesting question from our point of view. I must open…

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