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Mission of the Church: Clarification

This Class needed to align with the Church’s Vision for the year. Starting in April we are dealing with the Call of the Church.
deals with the Apostle Paul and his missionary journey. after reading this I had several questions and some things that I noticed.
Tension: will not be a class that Bashes Republicans or Democrats. Not going to Bash the Current President either.
How was Paul’s message and the Christian faith allowed to spread around the Roman Empire even though the Jews wanted Paul dead and Christianity destroyed?
Daniel 2:31–45 NASB95
“You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome. “The head of that statue was made of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. “You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them. “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. “This was the dream; now we will tell its interpretation before the king. “You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory; and wherever the sons of men dwell, or the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given them into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold. “After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth. “Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces. “In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay. As the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of pottery, so some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle. “And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery. “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever. “Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy.”
Acts 28:28–31 NASB95
28 “Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will also listen.” 29 When he had spoken these words, the Jews departed, having a great dispute among themselves. 30 And he stayed two full years in his own rented quarters and was welcoming all who came to him, 31 preaching the kingdom of God and teaching concerning the Lord Jesus Christ with all openness, unhindered.
Sermon Outlines from Acts 30. Paul’s Ministry at Rome (Acts 28:1–31)

Paul’s life as outlined in the Book of Acts can be summed up in this way: (1) He persecuted and killed Christians. (2) He met Christ and his life was changed. (3) He suffered greatly under the persecution of Jewish leaders—but with supreme patience. (4) His preaching was simple and powerful. (5) He obtained great power with God and man. (6) Paul was persistent; he never gave up the work of the Lord.

How is Paul able to escape death so many times?
Holy Spirit was with him but it was more than that.
He obtained great power with God and Man.
Paul was born in Tarsus which made him a Roman Citizen even though he was also a Jew.
Paul never spoke bad about the Roman Government or the Jewish leaders in charge
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