Reading the New Testament as Christian Scripture

A Literary, Canonical, and Theological Survey

series: Reading Christian Scripture

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11: The Apostle Paul's Life and Teaching

Study Questions

  1. Create a mental image of Paul’s three missionary journeys and his final journey to Rome. Find a map of the Mediterranean region and attempt to draw the route of each journey.
  2. Now make a list of Paul’s thirteen New Testament letters. Can you connect each one to the journeys you’ve drawn? Think of the destination of each letter as well as where Paul was when he wrote each one.
  3. Scan Paul’s Letters for every time he mentions the “gospel” that he preaches. How does he describe this gospel?
  4. How does the term “Union with Christ” reflect Paul’s theology in his writings?