God made you special to suffer for His Gospel.
Here we see true regeneration: "the old things passed away; behold, new things have come" (2 Co 5:17).
"The Resurrection is the eucatastrophe of the story of the Incarnation - This story begins and ends in joy." - Tolkien
A brief account of Paul's life pre-Acts 15, drawing primarily from Acts 9 and Galatians 1.
What is my ambition when interacting with others?
A suggestion (notice my lack of dogmatism) for approaching ministry.
Those who run slippery slopes live tired lives. Know your surroundings enough to stay on the plateau.
Welcome to "Paul's School of Above Reproach Ministry." Tip 1: Don't Peddle.