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Title: Apostle Paul 2
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Blog Entry: I did an update on my last post, putting in the Bible that is being used.  It's the ASV (American Standard Version).  Here we go on with the study: Romans 15:18-21:  For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, in the power of signs nd wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.  And thus I aspired to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named, so that I wold not build on another man's foundation,  but as it is written,  "THEY WHO HAD NO NEWS OF HIM SHALL SEE, AND THEY WHO HAVE NOT HEARD SHALL UNDERSTAND." 2 Corinthians 10:13-16:  But we will not boast beyond our measure, but within the measure of the sphere which God apportioned to us as a measure, to reach even as far as you.  For we are not overextending ourselves, as if we did not reach to you, for we were the first to come even as far as you in the gospel of Christ; not boasting beyond our measure, that is, in other men's labors, but with the hope that as your faith grows, we will be within our sphere, enlarged even More by you,   so as to preach the gospel even to the regions beyond you, and not to boast in what has been accomplished in the sphere of another. Ephesians 3:7-9:  of which I was made minister, according to the gift of God's grace which was given to me according to the working of His power.  To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 1 Corinthians 9:16:  Fo if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for I am under compulsion for woe is me if I do not preach the gospel. Romans 1:14-15:  I am under obligation both to Greeks and to barbarians both to the wise and to the foolish.  So, for my part, I am eager to preach the gospel to you also who are in Rome. 2 Corinthians 5:11-14:  Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.  We are not again commending ourselves to you but are giving you an occasion to be proud of us, so that you will have an answer for those who take pride in appearance and not heart.  For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; if we are of sound mind, it is for you.  For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 1 Thessalonians 2:6-9:  nor did we seek glory from men, either from you or from others, even though as apostles of Christ we might have asserted our authority. But we proved to be gentle among you, as a nursing mother tenderly cares for her own children.  Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become very dear to us.  For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God. 1 Corinthians 9:3-18:  My defense to those who examine me is this: Do we not have a right to eat and drink? Do we not have a right to take along a believing wife, even as the rest of the apostles and the brothers of the Lord and Cephas?   Or do only Barnabas and I not have a right to refrain from working?   Who at any time serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Or who tends a flock and does not use the milk of the flock?   I am not speaking these things according to human judgment, am I? Or does not the Law also say these things? For it is written in the Law of Moses, “ You shall not muzzle the ox while he is threshing .” God is not concerned about oxen, is He?   Or is He speaking altogether for our sake? Yes, for our sake it was written, because the plowman ought to plow in hope, and the thresher to thresh in hope of sharing the crops . If we sowed spiritual things in you, is it too much if we reap material things from you? If others share the right over you, do we not more? Nevertheless, we did not use this right, but we endure all things so that we will cause no hindrance to the gospel of Christ.   Do you not know that those who perform sacred services eat the food of the temple, and those who attend regularly to the altar have their share from the altar? 2 Corinthians 12:13:  For in  what respect were you treated as inferior to the rest of the churches, except myself did not become a burden to you?  Forgive me this wrong! 2 Corinthians 4:5:  For we do not preach ourselves but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your bond-servants for Jesus' sake. Finished for today. God Bless!