Paul spent eighteen months in Corinth, the second-longest recorded stay of his missionary activities. Silas and Timothy rejoined Paul at Corinth just as the apostle encountered great resistance to his message in the local synagogue. Paul then moved into the home of Titius Justus and concentrated his efforts on the Gentiles. While at Corinth, Paul also penned two of his earliest New Testament epistles: The Roman proconsul dismissed the charges as religious matters of no concern to Rome.
According to data from the inscription, Gallio commenced his duties July 1, a. Paul left Corinth for the nearby port of Cenchreae accompanied by Aquila and Priscilla. There he kept a vow before sailing back to Syria. Paul stopped briefly at Ephesus, where he parted with his friends and sailed on to Caesarea. Third Missionary Journey Acts After a brief stay at Antioch, Paul resumed his missionary endeavors, traveling northwest into Asia Minor. He revisited the churches of Galatia and strengthened the believers in the face of a threat posed by the Judaizers described in Galatians.
This third journey actually was an extended stay of over two years in Ephesus Acts Paul sent disciples such as Epaphras up the valleys to evangelize key cities Col.
Many of the churches mentioned in Revelation 2—3 must have been established in these years. Paul approached Ephesus from the east, perhaps traveling by Pisidian Antioch through Phyrgia into Asia and then down the Cayster Valley. A city of over a quarter million people, Ephesus controlled important land and sea routes. Thousands of pilgrims came to Ephesus yearly to honor the great goddess Artemis, whose temple stood in Ephesus. Despite the obstacles, Paul persevered, preaching first in the synagogue and then teaching daily in the lecture hall of the rhetorician Tyrannus.
Paul extended his ministry through letter writing 1 and 2 Corinthians, possibly Romans and by dispatching assistants by sea to the troubled church at Corinth 1 Cor.
Calmer heads prevailed when the city clerk persuaded the mob that they courted Roman reprisals for such unlawful actions. Shortly thereafter, Paul departed for Macedonia and Greece, fulfilling a previously expressed desire to revisit the troubled church at Corinth 2 Cor.
Timeline of St. Paul's Life and Missionary Journeys. A.D. 1. A.D. A.D. 20 The date of Paul's birth depends on the dating of Philemon. Traditionally it is dated. 47–48 First missionary journey with Barnabas, to Cyprus and Galatia. 49 At the Council of Jerusalem, Paul argues successfully that Gentile Christians need not.
His route is not stated, but he probably sailed from Troas, as in his earlier visit. After exhorting believers in Macedonia, Paul went to Corinth for a three-month visit.
After praying with them and saying goodbye, Paul and his traveling companions leave for Kos on their way to Tyre and eventually Jerusalem. Luke records that Paul spent a long time in Ephesus two years preaching exclusively to Gentiles with success since Luke says that the gospel radiated out from this economic and political center to all parts of the surrounding Roman province, probably through the efforts of various workers trained and sent out from this location. After his acquittal Paul begins his final missionary journey by sailing to Crete Titus 1: Paul, Barnabas and several others Acts Paul makes it down to Corinth in Greece, where he stays for three months and writes his famous letter to the Romans. You must be logged in to send email. Search verses, phrases, and topics e.
When spring came, he determined to sail for Syria. A plot on his life forced Paul to retrace his steps back through Macedonia, where he sailed for Troas. Traveling on to Assos by land, Paul rejoined his ship and passed through the Samos Straits to Miletus, where he said farewell to the elders of Ephesus. Although repeatedly warned by friends not to go up to Jerusalem for fear of reprisals because of his work among the Gentiles, Paul nonetheless was determined to report his work to the Jerusalem church.
Paul remained in Caesarea under arrest until Porcius Festus replaced Felix in a. Had Paul not appealed to Caesar as was his privilege as a Roman citizen, he might have been set free. Moreover, Paul began his voyage late in the sailing season when unexpected storms threatened. Accompanied by Aristarchus from Thessalonica Acts Paul embarked on a small trading vessel heading to home port at Adramyttium, a city on the northwest coast of Asia Minor.
Upon arrival at Myra in Lycia, the centurion located a much larger Alexandrian grain freighter bound for Rome.
These great ships supplied Rome with wheat; the largest freighters measured feet long with a beam width of 50 feet. Paul and his party joined the crew members and passengers bound for Italy. The heavy cargo and passenger load increased the risk of sailing, especially so late in the season.
Making for Salmone on the eastern tip of Crete, the pilot sailed to Fair Havens, a small harbor in southern Crete. Paul considered remaining in Fair Havens for the winter, but those in charge suggested wintering at Phoenix on the Cretan coast, some forty miles to the west. The dash toward Phoenix following favorable light winds became a fourteen-day nightmare when gale-force winds drove the ship southwestward to the small island of Cauda.
The crew fought to gain control of the vessel, using sea anchors and jettisoning cargo in a desperate bid to avoid the deadly shallows off North Africa known as Syrtis Major.
Drifting helplessly for several days, the crew lost any hope of rescue. Paul received a vision in those dark days that he and the crew would be divinely spared. On the fourteenth night, the vessel approached land, and the crew feared the ship would be smashed against the rocks.
After an aborted attempt to abandon ship, the crew deployed sea anchors to slow their drift and prayed for daylight. Dawn revealed an unfamiliar land with a bay. Risking everything, the crew set a course for the beach but ran aground on a reef, the ship breaking up under the pounding waves. For example, a pastor or priest referred to a local minister or evangelist, and a bishop was a man who was responsible for several congregations or a geographical region. With time, new titles were invented that described men who exercised authority beyond the local congregation: Arch Bishop, Cardinal, Pope, etc.
Today, this departure from Scripture has led some groups to have women as well as practicing homosexuals and lesbians serve as bishops for various denominations. Part of the effort made by the congregation that I belong to and serve Choctaw Church of Christ is to restore the structure and order of the church as it was designed and described in the New Testament. This idea of following carefully God's word is exactly what Paul encourages the Ephesian elders to do if they want to maintain the spiritual and biblical integrity of the church for which they were made leaders by the Holy Spirit.
This is the only way that we can reproduce the New Testament church similar to the one we read about in the Scriptures in this modern age and every age to come until Jesus returns. Luke finishes the chapter with Paul's final encouragement to these elders to serve as he has served not for financial gain and be generous he quotes Jesus, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" - verse The scene ends with an emotional farewell as Luke notes that this will be the last time these brethren will see Paul.
Luke lightly sketches out the journey returning Paul to Jerusalem and the trouble awaiting him there. He receives several warnings not to return but is adamant in reaching the city. Notice that Luke includes himself in the group warning Paul he writes "we" , and thus places himself in the narrative. This explains how he obtained the details of Paul's journey. I want to draw a few lessons from our study, but each is related to Apollos, the well educated professional speaker and teacher who was instructed in the gospel by a lowly tentmaker and his wife, probably with the wife taking the lead in teaching him the whole gospel.
For Apollos to go higher in his service to God, this great man had to first go lower to receive what he lacked. Humility is a requirement for one who wants to minister effectively in the name of the Lord. Apollos lacked some important information about Jesus and the gospel, but he launched out nevertheless and God added what he needed in due time. Unfortunately there are times that we use our lack of knowledge as an excuse not to serve at all.
Luke describes Paul's final journey as a free man working primarily in Ephesus establishing the church that would eventually spread the gospel throughout Asia Minor. Peter's First Sermon — Acts 1: Apollos at Ephesus 24 Now a Jew named Apollos, an Alexandrian by birth, an eloquent man, came to Ephesus; and he was mighty in the Scriptures. But when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him aside and explained to him the way of God more accurately.
Luke describes Apollos as being: Not simply a good talker but a trained speaker and debater. Mighty in the Scriptures: Well versed in the Hebrew Bible and able to use his debating and speaking skills in the teaching of the Scriptures. He had been taught about Jesus by some of the disciples of John the Baptist and thus was teaching effectively what John had taught: The fact that he only knew the baptism of John suggests that Apollos may have become a disciple of John receiving John's baptism, but was not aware of the complete ministry of Jesus that included His death and resurrection as well as the great commission to the Apostles to go preach the gospel and baptize all repentant believers in the name of Jesus.
This may explain why after being taught more fully about the "Way" which was the expression used to describe Christianity at that time he was not re-baptized. This was similar to the Apostles who had all received the baptism of John and in doing so had fulfilled God's will in this matter, not needing to be re-baptized after the day of Pentecost. Paul in Ephesus He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? It is interesting to note two things here: Paul bases his questions about the reception of the Holy Spirit on the kind of baptism they had, not the kind of experience or feeling they had.
Here he is talking about the "indwelling" of the Holy Spirit which is given and received through Jesus' baptism, not John's baptism Acts 2: Paul transfers the "empowerment" of the Holy Spirit by the laying on of his hands, and the evidence of this is that these men begin speaking in tongues and declare God's word with knowledge and power, something they were unable to do before Paul, with his apostolic authority, laid hands on them. These then become the first legitimate converts at Ephesus.
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