Saul of Tarsus was the least likely of all candidates to become a Christian. Paul experienced firsthand the depth of Christ’s love, who died for all while yet sinners. He was chosen by God to preach the gospel to the gentiles and personally taught by the resurrected Christ. Led by the mind of Christ, Paul let go of everything in his past and lived his life as a faithful pattern for those he taught.
Paul employed conventions of Greek rhetoric as instruments of persuasion in his letters to a culture that understood the use of this device. He promoted unity among the brethren and longed to be with them. Mighty miracles, signs and wonders validated his efforts of preaching the gospel. The life of Paul remains a model for each of us today and a faithful example to follow as we grow and mature in faith.