World to come See also: , , , and According to , Paul believed that Jesus would return within his lifetime. Besides Paul and Silas there were two more preachers on the journey; a young Christian named Timothy and Luke, the physician. Westminster John Knox Press, 1997. The Staggs present a serious study of what has been termed the , also known as the Haustafel. But they are forbidden by the Spirit to go into Asia or Bithynia.
He therefore resolved to kill himself. In Macedonia, churches were established through Philippi Acts 16:11-39 , Thessalonica Acts 17:1-9 , and Berea Acts 17:10-15. It is possible this was to be a final haircut prior to fulfilling his vow to become a for a defined period of time. Normally when the word bears this sense, a synagogue is in fact the intended meaning. At the end of Colossians, as Paul relays salutations from his companions, his choice of words seems to classify Luke among his gentile friends Col. This is a mobile page of. Robinson, Redating the New Testament Philadelphia: The Westminster Press, 1976 , 55; Cilliers Breytenbach, Paulus und Barnabas in der Provinz Galatien Leiden: E.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Paul's Second Missionary Journey - Acts 15:36-18:22 Dispute 15:36-40 After a time in Antioch, Paul proposes that he and Barnabas return to the field in order to strengthen the churches they planted on their previous journey. From there they travel to Derbe and Lystra. When they are not found, the crowd drags Jason and some brethren to the local civil magistrates and accuses them of wrongdoing Acts 17:5 - 8. Because He was leading them out of Asia Minor altogether. To assure that the new settlers would retain their privileges as Roman citizens, the city was made a Roman colony. .
Published by Taylor Maury, Washington, D. After the three visited the church in Pisidian Antioch, the Holy Spirit forbade them to visit Ephesus in the province of Asia. A subtle clue in the narrative confirms that Luke himself escaped arrest. Paul was looking for direction after the door of opportunity closed for his preaching in the eastern regions. In a short time, however, Jason and the brethren are let go. He was from a devout Jewish family in the city of , one of the largest trade centers on the Mediterranean coast. Whether birth, baptism, confirmation, marriage or death, it is predominantly Paul who is evoked to express meaning and significance.
But the spread of the Gospel had now opened up to Gentiles and the Antioch church was central in advancing the cause of Christ in ever-increasing mission work. What a strong case for God working providentially in our lives! Timothy was in Ephesus where he received both First Timothy and Second Timothy 1 Timothy 1:3, 2 Timothy 1:16-18, 4:14, 4:19, Acts 19:33, and 1 Timothy 1:20. This was to become an initial connection with with whom he would partner in tentmaking and later become very important teammates as fellow missionaries. After baptizing her and the members of her household, they accept an invitation to stay at her house while they were in Philippi. He took Silas one of the prophets from Jerusalem mentioned earlier along with him. But as the night wore on, God strengthened them both in body and spirit. Perhaps the magistrates had heard of Jewish magicians such as those active in Cyprus 52 or of Jewish exorcists such as those who would become prominent in Ephesus Acts 19:13—17.
While in Philippi Paul casts a demon out of a female slave Acts 16:16 - 18. Although many believe what is said certain Jews, envious of the Gospel's success, form a mob and start a riot Acts 17:4 - 5. Philippi was the chief city in the region because, as a colony, it was the most important in upholding Roman interests and in affording military security. But Gallio was not concerned about any of these things. Luke describes the trip in a few verses, but their overland route could have taken them several months. While Paul waits for Silas and Timothy to join him in Athens, he reasons with the Jews in the synagogue as well as the Greeks in the marketplace that Jesus is the promised Messiah.
Barnabas wanted to give John Mark, his nephew, another chance, but Paul preferred not to take him on the next trip. This is only speculation, but it seems that Paul had outgrown the mentor-student relationship that he had with Barnabas. This made Corinth a perfect place for trade; land travelers between different parts of Greece had to pass through it and it had harbors on both sides, so the commerce from the sea was attracted to it. Later in the epistle Paul wrote about immorality in Corinth by discussing a immoral brother, how to resolve sexual purity and personal disputes. As a Roman citizen, Paul had a duty to uphold Roman law.
Some difficulties have been noted in the account of his life. Price, The Amazing Colossal Apostle, Signature books, 2012 , p. But let them come themselves and bring us out. This was a place that was full ethnic diversity where several cultures collide. For encouragement, a Christian mother with an unsaved husband can look to the success of Timothy's mother.
Pondering a Question Why did Paul refrain from immediately identifying himself as a Roman citizen? The voyage to Rome begins: Paul, still a prisoner, sails to Sidon with Luke and Aristarchus Acts 27:1-2 on the way to Italy. Before leaving Asia, Paul and Silas added an important new member to their team. One piece of evidence suggesting this is that Acts never directly quotes from the Pauline epistles. Originally, the serpent was thought to be a living presence at the site who furnished mystic revelation coming not from Apollo, but from another deity, in several ancient writings identified as Themis goddess of law and order who was an early bride of Zeus , and the priestess was considered to be the serpent's mouthpiece; hence her name, the Pythoness. We lived in southern Germany for nearly six years and I loved that experience. However, determining the year in which an event took place can require some research. So, instead of moving into the heart of Asia, he together with Silas and Timothy took a course that would lead them to lands beyond.