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Paul’s Second Missionary Journey: Lesson 9

Today, we travel with Paul and his companions about one hundred miles from Philippi to Thessalonica with a couple of pit stops in between. They most likely took this trip in three stages. Amphipolis and Apollonia broke the trip from Philippi to Thessalonica into roughly three equal distance journeys and would have taken approximately three…

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey: Lesson 8

We started our biblical journey with Paul on his second missionary trip seven weeks ago. Although we’ve covered some ground with him, we still have further to go. We read last week that Paul and Silas had found themselves in an incredibly difficult situation. They had been arrested, bound and shackled, and placed in a…

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey: Lesson 7

“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” Acts 16:25 Paul and Silas had been dragged before the magistrates as many as twelve hours earlier. Their wounds would have made sleep difficult along with being chained, bound, and shackled. To make the passing time more…

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey: Lesson 6

“When the owners of the slave girl realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar by advocating customs unlawful for…