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Imprisonment at Philippi

Philippi was a Roman colony as was Pisidian Antioch, where Paul visited earlier (Acts 13). Roman colonies were settled by Roman citizens, usually military men and their families, and they were governed and treated as though they were the cities in Italy. Roman citizens there were very influential and were often among the very wealthy land owners. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 11, 2013 in Gospel, Paul's 2nd Missionary Journey

 

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Summing up Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey

What had begun as a questionable operation with Paul and Barnabas splitting up (Acts 15:36-39), turned out to be a very profitable work for the Lord. Paul took Silas with him to Galatia where he encouraged and strengthened the brethren who had been the victims of a subversive operation by the party of the circumcision out of Jerusalem. It was here that Paul met Timothy, part of the firstfruits of his 1st missionary journey (Acts 16:1-3). Timothy joined Paul and Silas as they departed Galatia, intending to take the Gospel to the province of Asia. Nevertheless, God had other plans and through a vision (Acts 16:9), Paul and company travelled through Asia to Troas and set sail across the Aegean Sea to bring the Gospel to Macedonia. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on January 8, 2010 in Gospel, Religion

 

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Was Luke the Pastor of the Philippian Church?

Luke leaves us with many questions, making Paul’s adventures as a missionary particularly interesting. We don’t know why or by what means the Spirit of Jesus showed Paul and company that he should not at that time evangelize the province of Asia to the west of Galatia or Bithynia to the north. However, we are told Paul received a message in a dream that he should go into Macedonia to preach the Gospel. So, Paul passed through Mysia where he was told not to preach the Gospel in order to arrive at Troas, a port within its territory, whereby he could sail across the Aegean Sea to Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 15, 2009 in Gospel, Religion

 

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