See more ideas about pauls missionary journeys, sunday. In this article we conclude our discussion of the book of acts by covering pauls trips to ephesus, jerusalem and rome. Pauls emphasis on justification by faith is completely absent from his speeches and sermons in acts, where he seems more aligned with peters mission to the jews compare acts 2 and acts. This may indicate that the book was written before paul s trial and eventual release. Each paragraph in the esv translation of acts has been evaluated and a factual statement about its content was recorded in one sentence. Andy patton the first half of acts tells the story of the early years of the christian movement from the point of view of a variety of characters. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Acts records the beginnings of the church and reveals the steps one must obey to become a christian. This may indicate that the book was written before pauls trial and eventual release.
Jan 20, 2001 in the last two installments in this series we covered events from the start of the christian church to pauls first travels through the mediterranean world. Internal evidence is found largely in the we sections of the book. He was pauls teacher and advised to let the apostles alone. We know that paul and his associates arrived in rome in a. Pauls travels shares the story of paul from the new testament. The following outline is intended to be used while studying the book. The book of acts contains important information for all today. Acts of the apostles 4 imprisonment in rome are 6062 a. If you will take the time to read acts you will quickly see that paul made good plans and sought to carry them out. It records 33 years of christian history reaching from tiberius caesar to nero, roman emperors. Carefully, paragraph by paragraph, the book of acts has been evaluated in the following pages. Traditionally, paul is said to have made three missionary journeys, plus a fourth journey to rome. After a brief section on the pauls damascus including two short essays on acts 9.
It also may be divided around the expansion of the gospel in acts 1. Lets see what these verses teach us about pauls plans in traveling. Craig keener begins by laying the groundwork, focusing on the genre and historical elements, and then dr. And we are going to do that shortly, but the way that i wish to approach it is by the way of this introduction. Saul and barnabas return to antioch of syria after distributing funds to needy saints acts 12. Provide a free high quality map of pauls first and second missionary journeys from the book of acts. While in the city of philippi, paul and his companion, silas, were thrown into prison. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes twovolume work can. In other words, it is very doubtful that this book was written after 62 ce. Since the story ends abruptly without giving an account of pauls death or release, it is thought that the apostle was still a prisoner acts 28. The studies in acts bundle develops your understanding of acts with the help of todays foremost scholars of this important book. Derbe paul and barnabas preached the gospel in this city acts 14. The beginning verses of acts make it clear that acts is a sequel of the story started in luke and written to the same man named theophilus, generally a title ascribed to highranking roman officials.
Pauls journeys missionary journeys and journey to rome. The dates for pauls first imprisonment in rome are 6062 a. Luke probably wrote the book of acts from rome during pauls first imprisonment. The book of acts ends abruptly with pauls imprisonment in rome. In the last two installments in this series we covered events from the start of the christian church to pauls first travels through the mediterranean world. These outlines are, to the best of my knowledge, original materials.
Todd penner is the author of numerous essays on the acts of the apostles, including the book in praise of christian origins. Oct 12, 2014 these speeches make up about 25% of the entire book of acts. Some have concluded that theophilus was the magistrate who heard pauls case in rome and that acts and luke was a legal brief in pauls defense isbe, theophilus 3. It will help to keep the whole of the book before you as you work your way through each section. Note how the great door opened to paul and many adversaries in verse 9 compares with the events in the ephesian amphitheater in acts 19.
If the book was just before or after paul s release, then it was likely written around 63 a. Acts 1 niv jesus taken up into heaven bible gateway. If this be of men it will come to naught, but if it be of god, you cannot fight against it. With caroline vander stichele, he cowrote contextualizing gender in early christian discourse. Acts of the apostles online commentary america magazine.
Return to antioch via ephesus and jerusalem, acts 18. Lynn cohick examines both acts and pauls letters to paint a. The most probable explanation for leaving the reader in suspense is that the outcome of pauls appeal had not yet been decided when the book was being written. We are continuing our journey through the book of acts, and we are going to journey through the entire 20th chapter. Apostle pauls timeline study resources blue letter bible. Longterm intent is to post at least one outline for every chapter of the bible. Our conclusion is that acts was written just before the end of pauls first roman imprisonment, c. In compiling a list of paul s companions from the period of time covered by the we sections, a total of seventeen individuals is found.
Pauls plans are detailed for us in the book of acts. The life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Watch our overview video on the book of acts, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. In this article we conclude our discussion of the book of acts by covering pauls. The books of acts is often called the book of the holy spirit or the book of the apostles. Our study of the places in the book of acts requires a supplemental summary of the journeys and periods of the apostle paul. The book of acts provides a bridge for the writings of the nt. The dates for paul s first imprisonment in rome are 6062 a. Whereas these attempts to outline the journeys of paul should not be discounted. The book ends abruptly with paul under house arrest awaiting trial in rome act 28. Stephen and the hellenists in lukan apologetic historiography bloomsbury, 2004. Davidistre abstract% thistrainingcoursestudiesthebook ofacts toprovideinsightintotheway theearlychurchworkedand. Between the third missionary journey and the journey to rome, paul is in jerusalem and caesarea. The word coppersmith is translated from the greek word chalkeus, which means brazier or a worker of metals.
Pauls first missionary journey begins, and he strikes elymas the sorcerer blind. The circumstances of pauls voyage to rome were far different than for his earlier travels. Darrell bock takes you chapter by chapter through the key speeches and events. Today were looking at acts 17 which puts us in the middle of pauls 2nd of 3 missionary road trips that are described in the book of acts. Through a process of elimination, the list is reduced to luke. These changes would indicate that the author was one of pauls traveling companions, which luke was colossians 4. One may divide the book as acts 112 peter and acts 28 paul.
These speeches make up about 25% of the entire book of acts. Pauls troubles with roman authorities in the book of acts153. See more ideas about pauls missionary journeys, sunday school crafts and bible for kids. Pauls three missionary journeys esv study bible, crossway, 2001 pauls first missionary journey acts. Acts facts people, places, and verse by verse study. Purpose of the book as indicated previously, the original purpose of both the gospel and acts may have been to assist. As a second volume to luke s gospel, it joins what jesus began to do and to teach 1. Timeline of the apostle paul includes the year, the life of paul, the books written, and historical. Content is intended to be mostly devotional in nature, although doctrine may slip in. Most notable is the incongruity between pauls gospel message in acts and the message we see in his letters, especially romans and galatians. Everything after that time must be gleaned from pauls epistles, particularly the stops he mentions in the letters he wrote during his second imprisonment.
The book of acts clearly outlines the first three of pauls missionary journeys and his first set of trials and ends with his first imprisonment in rome. These verses describe events after peters escape from prison. The circumstances of paul s voyage to rome were far different than for his earlier travels. In acts, jesus sends the holy spirit to empower his disciples as they carry. Nevertheless, this is an intriguing book which will be helpful for tracking pauls missionary journeys as one reads through the book of acts. If the book was just before or after pauls release, then it was likely written around 63 a. Told from pauls point of view, this book follows all four of.
The journey to rome began in early fall of about 60 ad and ended the following spring of about 61 ad after a shipwreck near malta. Thanks to the modern tools of archaeology, researchers have found much cultural, historical and geographical background material that supports the biblical account of pauls trips through the mediterranean world. After an earthquake shook the prison, they were released and at pauls insistence were given a police guard until they were safely out of the city. Paul foresaw his route of travel for the next four or so years in acts 19. Commentary on the book of acts bible study notes and comments by david e. This is particularly true when it comes to pauls missionary journeys. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is. The second half, however, follows the missionary journeys of one remarkable person, paul. Luke was from antioch but traveled with paul all over southern europe and the middle east. The apostle paul outline floral heights church of christ. The essays in this volume are collected from a fivepart series on pauls missionary journeys originally published in bible study magazine, edited by david bomar. The remainder of the book of acts describes pauls visit to macedonia.
In the first volume, luke informs us all that jesus began to do and teach. Pauls address to the jerusalem crowd february 8, 2016 by james swanson acts 22 acts 21 ends with pauls request to address the jerusalem crowd being granted. Pauls seven missionary journeys with seven implications missio. Acts is clearly on some of the acts or deeds of mostly peter. Commentary on the book of acts bible study lessons. Actus apostolorum, often referred to simply as acts, or formally the book of acts, is the fifth book of the new testament. Longterm intent is to post at least one outline for every chapter of. The life and travels of the apostle paul are followed. Barnabas travels to tarsus in order to seek saul acts 11. Acts of the apostles executable outline study resources. If you want to know what the book of acts is about, it is acts 1.
The book of acts tells how the multiethnic, international. Alexander the coppersmith in the bible was a man who did significant harm to pauls ministry 2 timothy 4. To continue the story begun in the gospel of luke ac 1. Pauls missionary journeys and journey to rome simply bible. The book of actspauls later travels bible and archaeology. Missionary journeys and journey to rome our study of the places in the book of acts requires a supplemental summary of the journeys and periods of the apostle paul. The acts of peter and philip the evangelist are recorded here as well. Oct 04, 2016 watch our overview video on the book of acts, which breaks down the literary design of the book and its flow of thought. Told from paul s point of view, this book follows all four of paul s journeys through asia and southern europe. Timothy found noble souls to teach during pauls second missionary journey. Thinking beyond thecla, and, most recently, he has coauthored, with. Acts 14 pauls first missionary journey mission work and map.
Where appropriate, acknowledgement is given for inspirtation. Acts 14 pauls first missionary journey gives us a introduction of the importance of missions inthe local church, reasons the church center moved from jerusalem to antioch and a map of pauls first missionary trip. The message and the response road trip with paul acts 17 introduction. Acts continues from there on starting with christs resurrection. The importance of the book of acts the importance of this second of lukes two. In spite of paul s warning, they set sail again acts 27.
Paragraphbyparagraph outline for the book of acts josh. Acts 1 new international version niv jesus taken up into heaven. When they reached perga in pamphylia, john mark left the group and returned to jerusalem. Acts 14 pauls first missionary journey mission work. Creator of veggie tales phil vischer and the cast of buck denver asks. Luke described to theophilus in his first letter about jesus life up to the resurrection. An overview of the book of acts the life of the early church is recorded and preserved for us in the book of acts and the epistles. Jan 05, 2010 paul s travels shares the story of paul from the new testament.1048 994 275 1355 397 977 936 711 1605 437 314 741 673 20 209 1486 182 3 552 389 113 1495 938 42 113 1417 70 121 248 895 190 467 849 1004 143 736 910 1456 478 1252 949 1039 760 186 1041 244 803 744 1212