In 1976, the story of a fictitious boxer from the streets of Philadelphia captured the hearts of millions of people. “Rocky” related with the underdog. The people who felt left behind by the rest of their culture. The story of a broke “Southpaw” boxer who couldn’t do anything right. Until he scored a one in a million shot to fight the Heavyweight Champion of the world. Then, everything changed. Rocky’s teachings were simple. “It’s not about how hard you can hit, It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!!” Much can be learned from his determination to keep going, even when things feel impossible.
Then there’s Paul-ie.
“Paul,” also known as “Saul of Tarsus”, or “Paul The Apostle” was a rouge Church planter. Converted from Judaism after a roadside visit from Jesus of Nazareth, his whole life changed in an instant. A former Bounty Hunter of sorts, Paul (Then known as Saul) would hunt down Christians and drag them off to prison. Leaving no stone unturned, his entire life was to prove that Jesus was hoax! But then came that afternoon when the Christ himself met Paul on the road to Damascus. After that… well, nothing would be the same.
Paul began teaching and preaching Christ. He planted Churches and got beat up quite a few times. Paul was everything Rocky was and more!!
But what do these two have in common?? and how is it relative to us today??
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