What is a chronicle of Paul’s missionary journeys?

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Paul made three missionary journeys to preach the gospel of Christ to Asia Minor and Europe. In addition, he made a fourth journey to Rome. The following is a chronicle of these missionary journeys:

Paul’s First Missionary Journey (Acts 13:4 to 15:35)

  • From Antioch’s, Selucia, Paul sailed to Cyprus (Acts 13:4-12).
  • He went to Pamphylia and the other Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13:13-52).
  • He went to Lycaonia, working in Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe (Acts 14:1-23).
  • He passed through Pisidia and Pamphylia and worked in Perga (Acts 14:24).
  • He went down to Attalia and caught a ship back to Syrian Antioch (Acts 14:25-27).

Between the 1st and 2nd missionary journeys there was “a long time” in Antioch in Syria (Acts 14:28).

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey (Acts 15:36 to 18:22)

  • After choosing Silas, the apostle went on a journey revisiting the places that he had worked on his 1st journey (Acts 15:36-41).
  • He worked in Derbe, Lystra, Iconium. Later, Timothy joined the apostle and Silas.
  • He, with Silas and Timothy, went to Phrygia and Galatia, and later to Troas (Acts 16:1-8).
  • He received a vision calling him to Macedonia (Acts 16:9-40, 17:1-14).
  • He went to Achaia and worked in Athens (Acts 17:15-34).
  • He went to work in Corinth and met Aquila and Priscilla (Acts 18:1-17).
  • He went to Ephesus (Acts 18:18-21).
  • He sailed to Caesarea, then went back to Syrian Antioch (Acts 18:21-22).

Paul’s Third Missionary Journey (Acts 18:23 to 21:17)

  • After Antioch, the apostle visited the churches again in Galatia and Phrygia (Acts 18:23)
  • He came back to Ephesus (Acts 19:1-41).
  • He then revisited Macedonia and Greece, and came to Troas and then to Miletus (Acts 20:1-38).
  • He sailed to Caesarea and then went to Jerusalem (Acts 21:1-17).

Paul’s Last Journey to Rome (Acts 27:1 to 28:16)

  • From Jerusalem, the apostle sailed for Rome and on the way, he was shipwrecked (Acts 27)
  • He traveled from Malta to Rome (Acts 28:1-15) and was under house arrest there (Acts 28:16-31).

During his ministry, the apostle preached the good news to the Gentiles and strengthened the churches with his fervent instructions, devout ministry, and writings. At the end, he sealed up his testimony with his blood counting everything “as loss for the sake of Christ” (Philippians 3:7-11).

In His service,
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