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Paul's second missionary journey

Map locations of Paul's second missionary journey.
Contributed by Bible Scenes
After a disagreement with Barnabas who wanted to take Mark on their second missionary trip, Paul finds a new travelling companion in Silas. Barnabas and Mark set off for Cyprus. – Slide 1
Paul and Silas set off from Antioch travelling through Syria and Cilicia. – Slide 2
They travel through the 'Cilician Gates', a steep-sided gorge that forms a pass through the Taurus Mountains to Paul’s home town of Tarsus. – Slide 3
Paul and Silas pass through Derbe … – Slide 4
… and go onto Lystra where Paul had been stoned by the Jews and left for dead on his first visit (see Acts 14:19). Here they meet Timothy who has a Greek Father and Jewish mother. – Slide 5
They move onto Iconium to encourage the Christians there. – Slide 6
As they travelled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. – Slide 7
On the border of Mysia, they try to enter Bithynia, but the Holy Spirit (Acts 16:7) will not allow them. So they travel through Mysia and come to the coast of the Aegean Sea at Troas. <br/>During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us.’ – Slide 8
So, joined by Luke (the author of the Acts of the Apostles), Paul and his companions set out from Troas and sail across to the island of Samothrace, and on to Neapolis the next day. From here they travel inland to the Roman colony of Philippi. <br/>At a prayer meeting by the river, Paul and Silas introduce Lydia to Jesus. They are later imprisoned but set free by a violent earthquake. The jailor becomes a Christian. – Slide 9
After meeting with the believers at Lydia’s house, Paul and Silas leave Luke behind in Philippi and travel along the Via Egnatia through Amphipolis and Apollonia to reach Thessalonica. Paul and Silas preach in the Jewish synagogue on three consecutive Sabbaths. But after facing opposition they are forced to escape from Thessalonica under the cover of night. – Slide 10
Paul and Silas journey on to Berea where they preach once again in the synagogue but Paul’s ministry is cut short when some Jews from Thessalonica arrive to stir up trouble. – Slide 11
While Silas and Timothy stay in Berea, Paul leaves for Athens in Southern Greece. Paul preaches in the synagogue at Athens and also discusses with the Greek philosophers in the market place. Paul reveals the nature of the ‘unknown god’ whose inscription he has seen on a pagan altar. – Slide 12
Paul moves on to Corinth – where Silas and Timothy eventually rejoin him some months later. Paul stays with Jewish tent-makers Aquila and his wife Priscilla. <br/>When Paul meets opposition from some Jews in the synagogue, he preaches next door in the home of Titius Justus, a Gentile believer. – Slide 13
Paul leaves Corinth with Aquila and Priscilla and sails from Cenchraea (the Aegian port of Corinth) to Ephesus. <br/>Paul preaches in the synagogue at Ephesus, but he wants to get back to Jerusalem before the end of the sailing season. – Slide 14
Paul leaves Aquila and Pricilla in Ephesus, promises to return at a later date, and sets sail for Caesarea. – Slide 15
After landing at Caesarea, Paul goes up to Jerusalem to report back to the church leaders. – Slide 16
From Jerusalem Paul heads north … – Slide 17
… to return to his ‘home’ church at Antioch in Syria. – Slide 18
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