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Paulís Third Missionary Journey - Part 1

Acts 19



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    Bible Words to Remember:
      My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9

Opening Prayer


The First Journey (Acts 13-14)
    Where did Paul go on his first missionary journey?
      Acts 13:4-6a, 13-14; 14:1, 6
    How were they received in these places?
      Acts 13:50; 14:4-5, 19
    Did this opposition convince them to stop?
      Acts 13:51-52; 14:6-7, 20-21a
    Did the fierce opposition at least keep them out of those towns?
      Acts 14:21b-23

Beginning The Second Journey (Acts 15:36-16:10)
    Why did Paul go on a second missionary journey?
      Acts 15:36
    What path did Paul take on this journey to strengthen the churches?
      Acts 15:41-16:1
    After revisiting the towns in Galatia, did Paul have an itinerary of places to go?
      Acts 16:6-9
    Who joined Paul , Silas and Timothy in Troas?
      Acts 16:10

A Spectrum in Philippi (Acts 16:11-40)
    Where did they go to follow their call in Macedonia?
      Acts 16:11-12
    Who became the first new Christian in Europe?
      Acts 16:14
    Were only wealthy people in Philippi reached by Paul's outreach?
      Acts 16:16-18
    How were Paul and Silas thanked for setting this girl free from the demon?
      Acts 16:19, 23
    How did God use this mistreatment of His servants to further His cause?
      Acts 16:26, 29-30, 33
    How did Paul turn his punishment from disgrace to respect for the new church in Philippi?
      Acts 16:37, 39

Down the Via Egnatia (Acts 17:1-15)
    Where did they go after 2 months in Philippi?
      Acts 17:1
    How long was Paul in Thessalonica and why?
      Acts 17:2, 5, 9
    Where did Paul and Silas go after being forced out of Thessalonica, and how were they received?
      Acts 17:10-11
    Did Paul stay longer with these people of more noble character who received the gospel eagerly?
      Acts 17:13, 15

Athens (Acts 17:16-34)
    How were Paul and the gospel received in the world's center of philosophy?
      Acts 17:17, 19
    How did Paul attempt to explain the gospel in terms the Athenians would understand?
      Acts 17:22-23
    Did the Council have any problem with anything he said?
      Acts 17:32-34a
    Why did Paul leave Athens even though he had open ears to his message?
      Acts 17:21

Corinth (Acts 18:1-17)
    Where did Paul go to find people who needed the gospel?
      Acts 18:1
    Did Paul take the rabbi approach of earning his own keep rather than being paid by his students?
      Acts 18:2-5
    Why was he able to devote himself full-time to preaching when Silas & Timothy arrived?
      2 Corinthians 11:9

    Why was Paul able to stay in Corinth so long even when he was strongly opposed by the Jews?
      Acts 18:6-11
    What example does Luke give us of how God protected Paul as He had promised?
      Acts 18:12-16
    How did this also protect the new church in Corinth from further attacks?
      Acts 18:17

Ending the Second Journey (Acts 18:18-22)
    How did Paul specially dedicate himself to the Lord his last weeks or months in Corinth?
      Acts 18:18
    How did God use Aquila & Priscilla to help spread His gospel?
      Acts 18:19-21
    Did Paul go straight to Antioch from Ephesus to complete his second journey?
      Acts 18:22

Apollos (Acts 18:23-28)
    How did Paul begin his third journey?
      Acts 18:23
    What new missionary started working during this time that Paul was in Antioch and Galatia?
      Acts 18:24-25
    Alexandria - Second largest city in Roman empire, More Jews than elsewhere outside Palestine
      Alexandrian Jews found inner meanings to every recorded event in Scripture
    Ephesus - Capital of Asia, Large and wealthy - Called the Treasure House of Asia
      Seat of Pan-Ionian Games, Asylum for criminals, Center of magic & superstition

    How did Apollos learn the message of salvation to complete the stories he knew about Jesus?
      Acts 18:26
    With Aquila & Priscilla in Ephesus, where could Apollos be more effective?
      Acts 18:27-28
    How effective was Apollos in this wicked city?
      1 Corinthians 1:11-15
    How did Paul make it clear that he and Apollos were on the same team and not competitors?
      1 Corinthians 3:4-9

Incomplete Christians (Acts 19:1-7)
    Where did Paul go on his third journey after Galatia and who did he meet as he arrived?
      Acts 19:1-3
    Why was John's baptism incomplete?
      Acts 19:4
    What did these incomplete Christians do after hearing Paul's message of Jesus' gospel?
      Acts 19:5-7
    Luke records the Spirit to 4 groups: Jews-2, Samaritans-8, Gentiles-10, Incomplete Christians-19

Paul in Ephesus (Acts 19:8-20)
    With a church developed by Aquila & Priscilla, did Paul spend his time teaching that church?
      Acts 19:8
    How was he received by the Jews?
      Acts 19:9-10
    How effective was Paul during this time?
      Acts 19:11-12

    How were Paul's extraordinary powers received in this center of magic?
      Acts 19:13
    How did God make it clear that the name of Jesus wasn't just a new magic spell?
      Acts 19:14-16
    How did people respond when they heard that Jesus' name was too powerful for casual use?
      Acts 19:17-20
    Ephesian Letters - Tiny scrolls with magical spells worn on necklace to bring success in life

Time to Leave (Acts 19:21-22)
    After 3 months in the Ephesus synagogue and 2 years in the lecture hall, what did Paul decide?
      Acts 19:21-22
    Besides checking up on things, what did Paul intend to do by passing through Greece?
      1 Corinthians 16:1-4 (also Romans 15:26)
    After staying in the Ephesus area a little longer, how long did Paul spend in Ephesus total?
      Acts 20:31

Artists of Artemis (Acts 19:23-41)
    What incident led to Paul leaving Ephesus?
      Acts 19:23-27
    Artemis (Diana in Latin) - Multibreasted fertility goddess, statue fell from sky (likely a meteorite)
    Temple of Artemis - One of the Seven Wonders of the World, 425' L x 220í W x 60' T
      127 marble pillars, each given by a king; Altar by greatest Greek sculptor, Praxiteles

    What did the rest of the crafts union think about this threat?
      Acts 19:28-29
    Did Paul find a place to hide so he wouldn't be lynched by this wild mob?
      Acts 19:30-31
    How organized was the crowd?
      Acts 19:32-34

    Who finally stood up and stopped the mayhem?
      Acts 19:35-37
    What did the city clerk think should be done about the threat to the souvenir business?
      Acts 19:38-39
    Did the city clerk's efforts have any effect on the mob?
      Acts 19:40-41
    Did Paul immediately leave town because of the opposition?
      Acts 20:1

Closing Prayer



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