Third Missionary Journey – Study 29 Presentation 

The Story also talks about five movements that take part in God’s Story: 

Movement 1: The Story of the Garden (Genesis 1-11) 

Movement 2: The Story of Israel (Genesis 12 – Malachi) 

Movement 3: The Story of Jesus (Matthew – John) 

Movement 4: The Story of the Church (Acts – Jude) 

Movement 5: The Story of a New Garden (Revelation)

Paul’s Mission 

Paul 

Jewish – born around 5 AD 

Native of Tarsus – Roman free city, capitol of Cilicia in Asia Minor between Galatia and Syria, major university and famous meeting place for philosophers and poets, modern day Turkey 

Roman citizen – born, inherited from his father 

Tent maker – father’s occupation 

Educated under Gamaliel – Pharisee, nicknamed “The Glory of the Law”, first to be designated “Our Master”; grandson of Hillel; president of the Sanhedrin during the 40s and possibly as late as 52 

Persecutor of the church – Stephen’s martyrdom; arrested many on behalf of the Sanhedrin 

Conversion on Damascus Road 

3 years in the wilderness of Arabia and Damascus 

Preaching in Damascus 

Jerusalem – welcomed by Barnabus; spends time with Peter and James 

Barnabus and Saul 

Syria – also Cilicia and Antioch where term “Christians” is first used 

First Missionary Journey – roughly 10 years have passed since Paul’s conversion; changes name from Hebrew Saul “asked for” to Roman Paul “little one”; may have referred to his conversion of Sergius Paulus – proconsul of Cyprus or small compared to Jesus or small because he was short of stature (less than 5 feet tall); regions of Galatia, Pamphylia and Syria 

Paul and Silas – disagreement with Barnabus over John Mark 

Second Missionary Journey – through Syria and Cilicia; Galatia; Phrygia; Macedonia; Achaia (Greece); Syria; Jerusalem; Antioch 

Letters to the churches – Galatians; 1 & 2 Thessalonians 

Third Missionary Journey – through Galatia and Phrygia; Macedonia; Achaia; Phoenicia, Jerusalem 

Letters to the churches – 1 & 2 Corinthians; Romans 

First Imprisonment – Appeal to Rome 

House Arrest – Gospel spreads even into the emperor’s palace 

Letters to the churches – Philemon; Colossians; Ephesians; Philippians; First Timothy; Titus Release 

Second Imprisonment – Second letter to Timothy 

Martyrdom – AD 66-67 under Nero; beheaded 

Timeless Truth: The Gospel Spreads Throughout the World 

First Jerusalem Council – 49-50 AD 

Gentiles 

Circumcision Party – have to become Jewish and obey all the Jewish laws 

Council – Apostles and elders gather 

Peter – tells of his vision and experience with Cornelius 

Holy Spirit given to Gentiles 

Paul and Barnabus – preach first to the Jews, then to the Gentiles 

James – brother of Jesus; leader of the church at Jerusalem 

Requirements 

No food offered to idols 

Sexual purity 

No food with blood 

Applications 

The Gospel message is for everyone 

All Christians are part of God’s Mission 

Some are set apart to serve full-time 

Paul and the other apostles are examples 

New Testament teaches salvation and holiness 

Church is people, not a place

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