The Missionary Journey's Paul

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The Missionary Journeys of Paul

(Acts 13:1 – 21:14)

The Acts of the Apostles records three missionary journeys of St. Paul and his companions. The fourth missionary journey was done by St. Paul alone, as a prisoner in chains, from Jerusalem to Rome, and eventually to his death. His journey accounts are found in the book of the Acts of the Apostles 13:1 - 21:16.


FIRST MISSIONARY JOURNEY OF PAUL (Acts of the Apostles 13:4 – 14:28)

Period : around the year 46-48 AD

Companions : Barnabas, Silas & John Mark (their helper)

Route : Antioch (Syria) – Island of Cyprus – Antioch (Pisidia, Asia Minor) – Icomium (Asia Minor) – Lystra (Asia Minor) – Derbe (Asia Minor)

Evangelization Strategy

First – address the local Jewish community

Second – evangelize the Gentiles

Method of Evangelization

: Use the Old Testament as a starting point to lead the Jewish

audience to accept Jesus as the fulfillment of the prophecies

then to the Gentiles.

Learning Bites


Finally, they returned by ship to Antioch of Syria, where their journey had begun and where they had been committed to the grace of God for the work they had now completed. Upon arriving in Antioch, they called the church together and reported about their trip, telling all that God had done and how he had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles, too. And they stayed there with the believers in Antioch for a long time." (Acts, 14: 26-28)

Keeping constant contact with the sending community and reporting to this community is an essential part of Evangelization.

Evangelization, even when it is done by one single believer alone, is always a Church activity. The whole Church is missionary. The whole Church community encourages, fosters, supports, remains actively involved in all Evangelization activities.

SECOND MISSIONARY JOURNEY OF PAUL (Acts of the Apostles 15:36 – 18:22)...