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The Travels of Paul

The Travels of Paul

October 21, 2022

The Travels of Paul 

The travels of Paul (born Saul) began with his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus (Acts 9). After his conversion, he traveled from place to place to spread the gospel (Galatians 1:17-21). This journey took him from Jerusalem to Antioch, Ephesus, Corinth, Rome, and many other places in Asia Minor and even Europe.

Scholars debate about the number of times he traveled, but there is consensus that he made at least four missionary trips around the Mediterranean Sea. 

First Missionary Journey

Paul first traveled to Syria, where he met with a Jew named Barnabas and took him along on the journey. They went through Salamis, Paphos, Cyprus, Perga, Derbe, Lystra, and then on to Attalia (Antalya). There, they traveled throughout the region, preaching to the people and converting many Jews and Gentiles.

Second Missionary Journey

Paul first went to Cyprus. He then made his way to Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey), where he stayed for three years. In this journey, Paul continued preaching the Word of God, converting people to Christianity, and establishing new churches. After three years, Paul returned home to Jerusalem where he remained for two more years before leaving again on another mission trip.

Third Missionary Journey

Paul traveled from Ephesus to Caesarea, passing through Galatia and Phrygia, preaching extensively. While working with the church, he also wrote letters to many churches and individuals, including the Corinthians and Galatians. From here, Paul was warned to stay away from Jerusalem but went back anyway.

Fourth Missionary Journey

This was the last of Paul’s missionary journeys. From Rome, his travels took him to Spain, where he visited many cities and was able to spread the word about Jesus Christ. After some time preaching in Spain, he returned to Rome again as a prisoner. In prison, he wrote his second letter to Timothy before he was beheaded a year later.

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