Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity
Series: “In The Footsteps of The Rabbi From Tarsus (2020)”
This series sheds light on the Apostle Paul, his movements, and his message. Dr. Jeffrey Seif follows in Paul’s footsteps all around the ancient Roman Empire and analyzes his divinely inspired letters to early Church congregations, preserved in the New Testament.
Paul returns to Asia Minor and goes on to Athens, where he preaches his famous Mars Hill sermon. On his third missionary journey, Paul goes to riotous Ephesus and then back to Jerusalem where trouble finds him.
Paul’s legal troubles land him in stormy waters where he is shipwrecked at Malta. His appeal leads to a prison cell in Rome, but it cannot contain Paul’s desire to share the Gospel during the final years of his life.
From Ephesus, Dr. Seif tells us of the first New Testament book written by Paul to the Galatians. He defends the inclusion of non-Jewish believers. From Athens, Paul writes a loving letter to the suffering church in Thessalonica.
From the ruins of Corinth, Jeff tells us of Paul’s letter to shore up the struggling church he started there. His second letter included encouragement to support the Jewish believers. Paul wrote a letter to the church in Rome which was divided between Jewish and Gentile believers.
Paul wrote many letters from his Roman prison cell. To the Colossians, he writes of reconciliation. To the Ephesians, Paul writes how God has built a new house for all believers. To the Philippians, he wrote a friendly thank you letter for their help and to encourage their growth.
Paul asked Timothy to stay in Ephesus and build up the leadership in the local church. In his letter to Titus, Paul is older and seeks to bring stability to the congregation there. Paul’s last letter is 2nd Timothy where he encourages believers to be strong and finish well.