Ancient Near East
Images & Art
Maps & Geography
Mythology & Beliefs
People in History
Timelines & Charts
Syria and Cilicia
Events in Syria and Cilicia During Paul's Second Missionary Journey
#1 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, "Lets see how the new churches are doing" and this would begin the second missionary journey of Paul and his companions. Barnabas agreed to go and wanted to take his nephew Mark but Paul said, "no", probably because he Mark had deserted them on their previous missionary journey, and so they separated, Barnabas and Mark left for Cyprus and Paul took Silas and headed toward Syria and Cilicia.
Matthew 16:18 "And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it." Jesus promised that He would build His church and that the "gates of Hades" would not prevail against it. Paul had set out this second time, around 51 A.D. to re-visit those churches that he had help to establish. He was very aware that it was not his responsibility to plant the churches, or to maintain and protect them, but that he was just an instrument in Godís eternal purposes.
The Story of the Bible
© Bible History Online (http://www.bible-history.com)