Paul Part 13 – The Jail Experience At Philippi

13. THE JAIL EXPERIENCE AT PHILIPPI There was apparently no Jewish synagogue in Philippi (Paul’s First Missionary Tour), but learning of a certain place for prayer outside the city beside a river, Paul and his company resorted thither on the Sabbath, and Paul preached to a group of women gathered there (Acts 16:13). Acts 16:13  […]

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Paul Part 12 – Second Missionary Journey

SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY Paul and Silas now began what is termed Paul’s 2d Missionary Journey. Traveling overland (see Paul’s First Missionary Tour), they called upon the churches in Syria and Cilicia (Acts 15:40, 41). nd 15:40  but Paul chose Silas and departed, being commended by the brethren to the grace of God. Hnd 15:41  And […]

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Paul Part 11 – Judaizers And The Jerusalem Council

UDAIZERS AND THE JERUSALEM COUNCIL A crisis now developed which, if not quickly resolved, could have greatly hindered the spread of Christianity to the Gentiles. A group of Jewish Christians from Judea visited the church at Antioch and began to teach that circumcision and the keeping of the Mosaic law were necessary for salvation (Acts […]

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Paul Part 10 – Iconium, Lystra, Derbe

ICONIUM, LYSTRA AND DERBE The modern name for Iconium is Konya. Here you can visit the museum as well as their famous mosque. Some 80 mi. (c. 130 km.) east-southeast of Antioch was Iconium, the next place where Paul and Barnabas labored. Great success attended their efforts (Acts 14:1), and they preached in that city […]

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Paul Part 9 – Perga To Antioch Of Pisidia

PERGA When I visited Perga I tought of Paul’s visit to this city. Following their stay in Paphos, Paul and his group embarked for Perga (Acts 13:13), a city near the coast of Asia Minor, in a northwesterly direction from Paphos. Hnd 13:13  Now when Paul and his party set sail from Paphos, they came […]

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Paul Part 8 – Paul, The Missionary To Foreign Lands

PAUL, THE MISSIONARY TO FOREIGN LANDS. While at Antioch the 2d time, Paul received the call that started him upon his great missionary journeys into Asia Minor and Europe, which earned for him the title of “Apostle to the Gentiles.” As certain ones of the church “ministered to the Lord, and fasted,” they were commanded […]

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Paul Part 7 – In The Regions Of Syria And Cilicia, And Antioch

IN THE REGIONS OF SYRIA AND CILICIA, AND ANTIOCH So where did Paul go after his 15 days at Jerusalem (Gal 1:18). Galations 1:21  Afterward I went into the regions of Syria and Cilicia. Where did his kind friend Barnabas eventually found him? Acts 11:25  Then Barnabas departed for Tarsus to seek Saul. So Paul […]

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Paul Part 6 – Visit To The Apostles At Jerusalem

VISIT TO THE APOSTLES AT JERUSALEM With his opportunity for working in Damascus at an end, Paul turned his eyes toward Jerusalem. Three years had now elapsed since his conversion, but up to this time he had had no contact with any of the church leaders (Gal 1:17, 18), al 1:17  nor did I go […]

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Paul Part 5 – Preparation And Early Preaching

PREPARATION AND EARLY PREACHING The narrative in Acts omits the next event in Paul’s life, but Paul refers to it in the book of Galatians. He says that following his conversion and his first brief evangelistic venture, he went into Arabia and returned to Damascus (Gal 1:17), Gal 1:17  I went to Arabia, and returned […]

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Paul Part 4 – Paul’s Conversion

PAUL’S CONVERSION You are looking at the original Damascus Gate at Jerusalem.  Paul left from here to devastate the Christians in Damascus. It was on one of these persecuting excursions that the course of Paul’s life was spectacularly and completely changed. Hearing that there were Christians in Damascus, he sought from the high priest letters—evidently […]

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