Second Missionary Journey

“Not long after writing his letter to the churches in Galatia, Paul decides that it is an appropriate time for a personal visit.  Accompanying Paul from Antioch is his fellow minister, Silas.  While traveling they find a disciple named Timothy, and their meeting is the beginning of a close and productive relationship between the older apostle and this young man, who is to become Paul’s protege.

Being directed by the Holy Spirit, Paul travels to many places including Macedonia.  There, in the city of Philippi, Paul converts a godly woman named Lydia and establishes a congregation with which Paul will have perhaps one of his closest associations over the ensuing years.

Paul, Silas and Timothy travel large distances with both marginal results and eagerness by both Jews and Greeks.  Luke’s record of this second missionary journey begins on a discordant note as Paul has a dispute with Barnabas, who was initially planning to join Paul on the tour.”

Read:  Acts 15:36-41, 16, 17, 18:8-11

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.