Paul and His Companions

The Apostle Paul was truly a great man of God traveling the whole known world proclaiming the message of God’s grace. Through all his labors, hardship, and suffering he enjoyed the companionship of many friends and helpers. These companions were a tower of strength and encouragement to him. This book endeavors to look at those companions who had a close working relationship with the Apostle Paul. The fine qualities that endeared them to Paul and made them great in the eyes of the Lord should challenge and inspire us. (80 pp.)

Table of Contents

  1. Foreword That the Apostle Paul was truly a great man of God none can deny. He could say: “Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” With heart aflame with love for Christ, and a burden for the souls of men, he traveled the whole known world proclaiming the message of God”s ...
  2. Barnabas “A good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith” We begin this look at Paul’s companions with Barnabas, and this choice is obvious, for he was one of the first to be identified with Paul after his conversion. However, there were two others, prior to Barnabas, who showed kindness to Paul and ministered ...
  3. Silas “One of the chief men among the brethren” Those who were Paul’s companions and traveled with him were highly favored, and justly so, for the Scriptures indicate those traits which made them so valuable in the service of Christ. Their stedfast and sacrificial lives should speak to each one of us, for if we have embraced ...
  4. Luke “The beloved physician” The account of the heroic lives of these companions of Paul, all of whom were dedicated servants of Christ, ought truly to inspire us. Like the prophets of old it may be said of them, “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples; and they are written for our admonition.” Among the ...
  5. Lydia “Whose heart the Lord opened” In thinking of the companions of Paul we cannot overlook the women, for there were many godly, faithful women who were of tremendous help in carrying forward the work of the Lord. Because of Paul’s teaching, received of the Lord, concerning the place of the women and their Christian duties, he ...
  6. Apollos “An eloquent man, and mighty in the Scriptures” In this chapter we will be introduced to Apollos, the Alexandrian Jew, a most interesting and brilliant man, but first we would note the events leading up to his appearance. Paul had been in Corinth for a year and a half and had there met Aquila and Priscilla, ...
  7. Aquila and Priscilla “Who have for my life laid down their own necks” In these studies of Paul and his companions we certainly cannot overlook the lovely husband and wife team of Aquila and Priscilla. Their initial meeting with Paul is described in Acts 18:1-3. “After these things Paul departed from Athens and came to Corinth; and found a certain ...
  8. Titus “My partner and fellowhelper” In thinking about the companions of Paul we need to ask just what is meant by the term “companion.” It means more that just being a mere friend. The term “friend” is sometimes used rather loosely. We talk about a person being a friend when they may be no more than an ...
  9. Epaphroditus “My brother, and companion in labour, and fellowsoldier” As we consider these associates of Paul and learn of their ardent and unselfish service we cannot help but fall in love with them. In our hasty reading of the Scriptures these folk may at times be nothing more than just a mere name. If we take the ...
  10. Timothy “As a son with the father, he hath served with me in the gospel” In getting acquainted with Paul’s fellow-workers, his close companions in the work of the Lord, we certainly cannot omit the one who was perhaps nearer and dearer to him than all others, his own son in the faith, the beloved Timothy. The ...
  11. Our Lord Jesus Christ “Whose I am, and whom I serve” It would hardly be proper to conclude these notes about Paul’s companions and helpers without speaking of that One who was the best companion of all, and that was his Lord and Saviour. Some might feel we should have devoted the first chapter to Him rather than the last. ...