Category Archives: 11 – Second Missionary Journey

Events of Paul’s second missionary journey, following the Acts 15 Jerusalem Council.

Corinth II

Acts 18 12-22 Paul is enjoying an extended stay in Corinth.  According to the closing verse of our previous passage, he “settled” there for 18 months — under the promise of the previous verses.  In the very next verses we’ll … Continue reading

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Corinth (Acts 18:1-11)

Having found little success in Athens, and still alone, Paul moved on to Corinth hoping to be reunited with Timothy and Silas there.  Recall that they had been jailed in Philippi, ministered in Thessalonica for only three weeks, and sent … Continue reading

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Athens — Part 2

In the last post we described the Apostle Paul’s frame of mind and the philosophical and religious environment of Athens.  He is about to speak to the highest audience in all of Greece, the philosophical leaders of all of Greece … Continue reading

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Athens — Part 1

Paul’s Jewish pursuers have chased him out of Berea with their same old deadly threats.  His closest partners in ministry, Timothy and Silas, remain in Berea in spite of the circumstances.  Have you ever become confused over the plethora of … Continue reading

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Berea

Paul and Silas (and as we’ll discover later, Timothy and others) have been smuggled out of Thessalonika under cover of darkness by the new believers there.  Their new destination — Berea.  While the description of events at Berea is short … Continue reading

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Thessalonika

Acts 17:1-10a Paul, Silas, and their travelling companions have left Philippi following the consequences of having restored a demon-possessed girl’s normal life, much to the dismay of her “handlers.”  A public beating, a night in jail, an earthquake, the salvation … Continue reading

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Philippi – The Ugly (turned to beauty!)

In our last post, we left Paul and Silas rotting in the dungeon of a Roman prison in Philippi.  Thankfully, God acts faster than I write blog posts!  In this week’s post, we see how God often uses what appear … Continue reading

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Philippi – The Bad

In the last post Paul, Silas, Luke and Timothy arrived at Philippi and began a small-scale ministry among some devout women who gathered regularly at the “place of prayer” on the riverbank outside the city gates.  They met Lydia, a … Continue reading

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Philippi – The Good

Acts 16:13-18 In our last post, Paul and his companions had traveled diagonally from southeast to northwest across modern-day Turkey, and sailed a short distance across the northeastern corner of the Aegean Sea to Philippi, a city that Luke describes … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit Steering

Acts 16:6-12 Barnabas and John Mark have departed for Cyprus,  while Paul and Silas left Antioch by an overland route that led to the region where the first missionary journey ended — the region of Derbe and Lystra.  While there, Paul … Continue reading

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Disagreement

Acts 15:36-16:5 We pick up Luke’s story line again at Acts 15:36, the matters over circumcision in Jerusalem having been concluded.  Paul and Barnabas have returned to Antioch, and two prophets (preachers) from the Jerusalem church, Judas and Silas, have … Continue reading

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