Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee;
"But get up and go into the city, and there you will be told what you ought to do."
Then I said, 'What am I to do, sir?' The Lord said to me, 'Get up and go into Damascus. There you will be told of all you are destined to do.'
The Lord said to him, "Go! This man is the means I have chosen for carrying my name among the heathen and their kings, and among the descendants of Israel.
There were at Antioch in the church there a number of prophets and teachers??arnabas, Symeon who was called Niger, Lucius the Cyrenian, Manaen, who had been brought up with Herod the governor, and Saul.
and he said, 'The God of our forefathers has appointed you to learn his will and to see his Righteous One and hear him speak,
while we devote ourselves to prayer and to delivering the message."
But my life does not matter, if I can only finish my race and do the service intrusted to me by the Lord Jesus, of declaring the good news of God's favor.
Paul greeted them warmly and gave a detailed account of what God had done among the heathen through his efforts.
through whom we have received God's favor and been commissioned in his name to urge obedience and faith upon all the heathen,
in making me a minister of Christ Jesus among the heathen, to act as a priest of God's good news, to see that the heathen are an acceptable sacrifice, consecrated by the holy Spirit.
2 Corinthians 4:1
So since by the mercy of God I am engaged in this service, I never lose heart.
2 Corinthians 5:18
All this comes from God, who through Christ has reconciled me to himself, and has commissioned me to proclaim this reconciliation??19 how God through Christ reconciled the world to himself, refusing to count men's offenses against them, and intrusted me with the message of reconciliation.
for which I became a worker by virtue of the gift of God's mercy which by the exercise of his power he has given me.
and really came to know it, in the form in which Epaphras, my dear fellow-slave, taught it to you. He is my faithful representative as a servant of Christ,
1 Thessalonians 3:2
and I sent my brother Timothy, a servant of God in preaching the good news of the Christ, to strengthen you in your faith
1 Timothy 1:12
I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has given me the strength for it, for thinking me trustworthy and putting me into his service,
1 Timothy 4:6
If you point this out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, living on the principles of the faith and the excellent teaching you have had.
2 Timothy 4:5
But you must always be composed; do not shrink from hardship; do your work as a missionary, and your whole duty as a minister.
One night the Lord said to Paul in a vision, "Do not be afraid! Go on speaking and do not give up,
After I had returned to Jerusalem, one day when I was praying in the Temple, I fell into a trance,
On the following night the Lord stood beside him and said, "Courage! For just as you have testified for me in Jerusalem, you must testify in Rome also."
For last night an angel of the God I belong to and serve stood before me,
2 Corinthians 12:1
I have to boast. There is nothing to be gained by it, but I will go on to visions and revelations given me by the Lord.
I did not receive it from any man, and I was not taught it, but it came to me through a revelation of Jesus Christ.
It was in obedience to a revelation that I went. I laid before them the good news that I preach to the heathen, presenting it privately to the leaders, for fear my efforts might be or might have been futile.