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Thessalonica

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Events in Thessalonica During Paul's Second Missionary Journey

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#5 Paul and his party journeyed westward, traveling around 30 miles per day along the Egnatian Way through Amphipolis and Apollonia. They finally arrived at Thessalonica (the modern Salonika) and Paul entered the synagogue and preached Jesus and many devout Greeks and leading women believed, but the Jewish leaders did not and gathered a mob and looked for them at the house of Jason:

Acts 17:6 But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, "These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.

The city authorities compelled his friends to provide bail to guarantee his good behavior, and Paul, rather than endanger his supporters, withdrew from the city.

(See Acts 17:1-9)

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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 Antioch.

You can look at the Map to trace the route of Paulís second missionary campaign.

 

Introduction

About the Map

Overview

Acts 15-16

Acts 17

Acts 18

1 Syria and Cilicia

2 Derbe and Lystra

3 Troas

4 Philippi

5 Thessalonica

6 Berea

7 Athens

8 Corinth

9 Ephesus

10 Caesarea and Antioch

Scriptures

Conclusion   

 

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