You've heard the death row expression "Dead Man Walking"? Well, Paul is on the first century equivalent of Death Row at the end of the book of Acts, under house arrest in Rome and knowing that his only hope of freedom lies in the hands of the despotic Emperor Nero. Not a likely prospect! But you would never know it by the tone of this "prison epistle." In the middle of the worst circumstances, Paul is unmistakably HAPPY. Why? Because he has learned that the WORST circumstances are often the BEST opportunities for God and the gospel to work! That is a biblical principle we talk about, but often our actions and attitudes show that we don't really believe it! Paul obviously has something we need to have, and in this four-part series Pastor Raymond Woodward gets inside the mind of this "Dead Man Living."
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