SERIES: Paul's Long Road to Rome
MESSAGE: Profile of a Radical Rabbi
SPEAKER: Skip Heitzig
SCRIPTURE: Acts 21; Philippians 3

Today we begin a series of messages on the life of Paul. I feel a sense of inadequacy in trying to "unpack" the life of this man. He stands out as one of history's greatest figures, towering above most everyone else, with exception of his own Master, the Lord Jesus Christ. Today we take a peek into his unique background—a mix of both Jewish and Greco-Roman nurturing. Let's see how God used this distinctive individual as one of His finest tools.

I. His Secular Profile
A. Greek Culture (Acts 21:39; 22:3)
B. Roman Citizenship (Acts 22:25-29)

II. His Spiritual Profile (Phil 3:5-6)
A. Spiritual Upbringing
B. Spiritual Zeal
C. His Spiritual Practice

III. His Salvation Profile (Phil 3:7-9)

1. How has God used your own background and family profile to influence people?
2. Identify the key components of your upbringing and conversion and commit them to memory so you can share them with others in conversation. (This is your personal testimony).
3. What are the major changes that have occurred in your life since you were saved?

Topic: Paul's Life

Keywords: jewish upbringing, secular lifestyle, secular, greek, Jewish, Greco-Roman, zeal,

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