This is a 24 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Religion – The Apostles of Jesus – Paul. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides if you need to.
Jesus Christ selected 12 men from among his early followers to become his closest disciples. After an intensive discipleship and following his resurrection from the dead, the Lord fully commissioned the apostles (Matthew 28:16-2) to advance God's kingdom and carry the gospel message to the world. In the process, they lost Judas, the one who betrayed Jesus then committed suicide. Matthias was selected to replace Judas, but it was Paul who received “the call” from Jesus after his ascension back to heaven to be the apostle to the Gentiles. Other than Jesus himself, it was Paul who had the greatest impact on the aggressive growth and acceptance of Christianity.
Paul had a dramatic conversion experience wherein he heard clearly the voice of Jesus calling him from heaven to apostleship. Paul’s calling was different. He was not called to be an Apostle to the Jews, he was called to be the Apostle to the Gentiles, having received his call directly from Jesus, in the same way the other 12 did (Acts 9:15). An important qualification for an apostle was that they had to witness the risen Christ (Acts 1:21-22). Paul could do so, whereas, it is not documented that Matthias met this qualification.
When Saul of Tarsus, one of Christianity's most zealous enemies, saw the resurrected Jesus Christ on the Damascus Road, he immediately converted to Christianity. He was hand-picked by Christ to become the gospel's most ardent messenger. He traveled tirelessly through the ancient world, taking the message of salvation to the Gentiles.
He made 3 long missionary journeys planting churches, preaching the gospel, and giving encouragement to early Christians. Of the 27 books in the New Testament, Paul is credited as the author of 13 of them. While he was proud of his Jewish heritage, Paul saw that the gospel was for the Gentiles as well.
He was beheaded after he returned from his 5th missionary journey and was likely beheaded due to his involvement with missionary activities. The beheading may have also had to do with the burning of Rome. Nero executed all people that had anything to do with the burning of the city, and he made Christians the scapegoats! Paul was martyred for his faith in Christ by the Romans, about 64 or 65 AD. Nero committed suicide soon after the beheading of Paul occurred.
The presentation covers the following:
Meet the Apostles
Call of the Apostles
Background on Paul
Synopsis of Paul
Paul’s Conversion Story
Baptized into the Faith
The Journey Begins
Learning & Growing
Death of Paul
Lessons from Paul
Conversion Experience Referenced in the Bible
Referenced in the Bible
Key Bible Verses (2)
End of Presentation
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