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Paul And Barnabas In Turkey

Trips to Iconium, Lystra and Derbe.
Contributed by YO! Ministry
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi, Arabic
In Iconium Paul and Barnabas went to the Jewish synagogue to tell people about Jesus. Some Jews were grateful and believed in Jesus. Many Gentiles believed and because of this some Jews were jealous. – Slide 1
Paul always spoke boldly about Jesus. He was not afraid of what men thought. Now this stirred up unbelieving Jews even more so they wanted to kill Paul. When Paul and Barnabas heard of this they left for other cities. – Slide 2
Paul and Barnabas traveled on to Lycaonia and Lystra to tell more people about Jesus. They continued to preach that people can have forgiveness for their sins if they believe in Jesus as their Savior and Lord. – Slide 3
When they came to Lystra they saw a lame man that had never been able to walk. The lame man carefully listened to Paul telling him about Jesus. The Holy Spirit showed Paul that the man had faith to be made well. – Slide 4
With excitement Paul said in a loud voice ‘Stand upright on your feet.’ The lame man in faith excitedly leaped up and began to walk. Now everyone who saw this miracle was also excited. Too excited to think properly. – Slide 5
The excited crowds forgot that Paul talked about the Lord Jesus Christ and thought that Paul and Barnabas were gods. Even the priest from the pagan temple brought cattle and garlands to honour them as gods. – Slide 6
Paul and Barnabas realized that desperate measures had to be taken to stop the crowds from thinking they were gods. They decided to tear their clothing and run into the crowds showing them that they were only men. – Slide 7
After the people calmed down, Paul told them that the living God took care of them, that it was foolishness to worship idols and that God loved them so much that He sent His one and only Son to die for their sins. – Slide 8
Just as Paul and Barnabas were speaking, Jews from Antioch and Iconium started to mislead the crowds by telling them lies. Now the mob was very angry and they took Paul and stoned him outside the city. – Slide 9
Later the mob left Paul for dead. Some of the people that believed in Jesus went to Paul. When they stood around him, God helped Paul, so he got up and boldly went back into the city. – Slide 10
The next day Paul and Barnabas went on to Derbe where they again boldly told people about Jesus. Many in Derbe believed and began to follow Jesus as their Lord and Saviour. – Slide 11
Paul and Barnabas traveled back to Lystra. Wherever they went they encouraged new believers. They told believers not to be surprised that they too may experience mistreatment because they loved Jesus. – Slide 12
With the conclusion of this first mission trip, Paul and Barnabas traveled many miles by walking and by boat back to Antioch. – Slide 13
The Christians in Antioch rejoiced to hear how God brought both Jews and many Gentiles into His kingdom. The world was changing because Paul and Barnabas boldly moved as God directed them. – Slide 14
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