Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 41

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie


These discussions on the Book Of Acts have become a precious part of my week. I love the discussions that are framing up from them. These discussions will definitely fuel the atmosphere the next time I teach this material in a traditional setting. If you have missed any of our past discussion you can find them here:

Here is today’s discussion topic:

Review our lessons from Acts 15-18 Here:


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How successful was Paul as a church planter? What qualities helped him? What qualities held him back?

2 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 41

  1. Here are some of my thoughts on today’s questions. I think Paul was very successful as a church planter because look at all the places he returned to in order to build up the believers. Paul’s knowledge of the scriptures was probably his most affluential quality in winning hearts to Christ especially for the Jewish population. I think maybe his boldness might have been a positive influence for some and a hindrance to others in that people might of thought, “How can he know the scriptures better than we do?” Another thing that might have hindered him was reacting out of anger/frustration to certain situation rather than taking it to prayer first. (easier said than done when you are in a heated situation)

    • Wow Deb! You nailed this on the head. I agree Paul was an incredibly effective church planter. Though by some of today’s success standards he may not have been considered “successful”. For instance if a man today goes into and American town and plants a church and within a year is in civil litigation with an already established church and that litigation ends up starting a riot would we consider the man an effective church planter? Perhaps not but that has more to do with our perception than it does with the actual success of the planter. Paul had that happen in Corinth and in fact the church was plagued by lawsuits throughout its early history according to the books of I and II Corinthians and yet Paul still established a foothold in that city that spread outward from Corinth to the rest of the Greek and Romans world. I would call that a success though Paul’s detractors at the time certainly di not view it that way.
      I think this shows us we have to be careful of judging modern ministries as successful or not by our earthly perceptions. Turmoil in the camp doesn’t necessarily mean a whole lot in God’s eyes though it may bother us greatly.

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