Paul's Second Missionary Journey with Map
Events in Philippi During Paul's Second Missionary Journey
So they set sail and in 2 days they arrived in port at Neapolis,
journeyed overland along the Egnatian Way to Philippi where they stayed at the
house of a disciple named Lydia.
In Philippi Paul cast a demon out of a slave girl who brought her masters much
profit by telling fortunes. When the masters found out they dragged Paul and
Silas into the marketplace and got the crowd to tear off their clothes and beat
them with rods, and they were thrown into a Roman prison with stocks and chains.
But at midnight when they were praying and singing an earthquake freed them and
when the jailer saw, he accepted Jesus Christ. When the officials heard, they
begged them to leave the city.
Philippi was an important city in history. The town was named after Philip II of
Macedon, and later it became the scene of the decisive battle between the forces
of Brutus and Cassius on one side, and of Octavian and Antony on the other.
Paul's Second Missionary
Journey with Map
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.
Paul could rest in the fact that the Lord would cause the increase, and Paul
had no doubt rested on this truth because the task that was before him would
have been impossible if it had not been for the strength and guidance that was
provided by the Lord.
Paul and his companions were continually persecuted by the Jewish leaders from
Asia and Greece, yet the Lord protected them in every circumstance and Paul
was determined to "run the race" that was set before him.
In Paulís second missionary journey he re-visits a couple cities in Asia, one of which
was Lystra where he was stoned and left for dead a few years earlier. He later
has a vision that leads him over to Greece and Paul and his companions travel
and minister in various cities in Greece (Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens
and Corinth). Later Paul returns to Ephesus and finally to Caesarea and
You can look at the Map to trace the route of Paulís second missionary campaign.
Syria and Cilicia
Derbe and Lystra
10 Caesarea and Antioch
Second Missionary Journey
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