On Paul's first journey(this was his shortest journey) he travelled from the city of Antioch in modern day Israel and ended in Derbe in modern day Turkey. He travelled with Barnabus. From Paul's writings Barnabus "was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 11:24). St Paul's Four Journey's • Brandon Lauton
St Paul and his missions. • St Paul went on four missions around the known world. He travelled on boats, was bitten by snakes and many other bad things. But he still went on mission around.
First Journey AD 46 - 48Acts 13- 14 • On Paul's first journey(this was his shortest journey) he travelled from the city of Antioch in modern day Israel and ended in Derbe in modern day Turkey. He travelled with Barnabus. From Paul's writings Barnabus "was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 11:24). Paul helped much more people to believe in Jesus. http://eoc.dolf.org.hk/livingev/stpaul.htm
Events on his first journey • Acts 13:5 "when they arrived at Salamis they proclaimed the word of God in the synagogues..." This tells us that in Cyprus there were Jews. After they had gone through the whole island they encountered a false prophet. His name was Bar-Jesus. Paul being full of the Holy Spirit said "you will be blind for a while unable to see the sun. Immediately mist went over him and he was calling for someone to lead him by hand." (Acts 13:11). Paul had shown the Jewish people around him the power God had given him, shortly after they became believers. • Acts 14:5-6 "And when an attempt was made by both Gentiles and Jews... To stone them. The apostles learned of this and fled " This told me that in Iconium the apostles were almost stoned. This also meant that Paul's (and others) job was very dangerous . Which tells us how much faith Paul and his friends had in Jesus.
Second JourneyAD 49-52Acts 15:39 - 18:22 • Paul didn't go with Barnabus but instead went with Silas and Timothy (Acts 16). He had a disagreement with Barnabus because of issues on their last journey. This journey led Paul from Troas in modern day Turkey across the sea to Philippi in Macedonia. Again Paul helped lots of people to believe in Jesus Christ. • Paul ended this journey in Athens, Ancient Greece http://eoc.dolf.org.hk/livingev/stpaul_2mapeng.jpg
Events on Second Journey • Paul and Silas were kept in prison for a short amount of time. (Acts 16:16-40) At about midnight a while into their sentences Paul and Silas were singing hymns to God when suddenly an earthquake broke the chains of every prisoner and opened every door. The guard was shame filled and wanted to kill himself, but Paul stopped him and said "do not harm yourself, for we are all here" (Acts 16:28) "Believe on The Lord Jesus and you will be saved , you and your household." (Acts 16:31) The guard gave his life to Jesus. • Notes from that part of the journey : Paul helped a roman guard believe in Jesus. Also this story reminds us again of how much belief Paul had in Jesus that he even went to prison and kept believing.
Third journey AD 53-57Acts 18:23 - 21:16 • This journey started again in Antioch as he went through Athens, Corinth and eventually ended in Jerusalem after perilous journeys over the sea. He met many Jewish Christians that he had help convert on his other journeys. • He started even more ministries in places like Ephesus and Apollos. http://eoc.dolf.org.hk/livingev/stpaul_3mapeng.jpg
Events on The Third Journey. • Acts 19:21-41. Paul decided to go to Jerusalem through Macedonia and Achaia. So he stayed a little longer in Asia. But in Ephesus because of Paul's preaching there was turmoil in the way of religion. Paul insisted that the hand made gods they used were not gods. But some of the people insisted that "Great is Artemis of Ephesus" . The whole city started arguing about the true God. The people took two of Paul's fellow missionaries into a theatre. Only after a while, the town "clerk was able to calm the crowd... For what has happened today , there is danger that we will be accused of riot. After saying this, the clerk and Paul dismissed the meeting." Acts 19:35 , Acts 19:40-41 • Paul gave a speech to the elders of Ephesus. His speech revolved around "there is more happiness in giving than in receiving" (Acts 20:35). This was a direct teaching from Jesus.
Fourth JourneyAD 59-62Acts 27:1-28:16 • On this journey Paul started in Jerusalem, went to Tarsus. Then they went to Crete, after they went to Malta, then he finished in Rome where he was decapitated. Not long after when Rome became Catholic they made him a Saint. He became St Paul http://eoc.dolf.org.hk/livingev/stpaul_4mapeng.jpg
Event on the Fourth and Final Journey. • Paul's Shipwreck. "About midnight on the fourteenth night of the storm, as we were being driven across the sea, the sailors sensed the land was near" (Acts 27:27) Paul and 276 of his fellow missionaries were all caught I a massive storm just off Malta. When morning dawned they saw a bay with a beach. The ship was beginning to break apart and everyone tried to reach for the shore. • Once they got ashore, Paul was gathering sticks "and was putting them on the fire when a snake came out on account of heat and bit him. But Paul shook the snake off into the fire without being harmed at all. They were waiting for him to swell up or suddenly fall dead." (Acts 28:3,5-6). Paul was not phased by the fact that the Snake had bit him, as he knew God would help • At the end of this journey in Rome in 62 AD Paul was decapitated on accounts of false religion.