Author: Ron Graham
Traditionally, Paul is said to have made three missionary journeys, plus a fourth journey to Rome. In this lesson, we outline Paul's first missionary journey, beginning and ending in Antioch of Syria and going as far north as Antioch in Pisidia. This journey between two Antiochs is described in Acts chapters 13 and 14
1. Paul and Barnabas, at Antioch in Syria. The Holy Spirit calls them to make an evangelistic journey (Acts 13:1-4).
2. Paul exposes a charlatan in Cyprus and converts an intelligent man of high position (Acts 13:5-12).
3. Paul is invited to preach at Antioch in Pisidia (Acts 13:13-15).
4. Paul's powerful sermon to the Jews (reminiscent of Peter's on the day of Pentecost) (Acts 13:16-41).
5. All of Antioch assembles to hear Paul preach again and many Gentiles are converted to Christ (Acts 13:42-44).
6. But opposition soon arises from trouble makers among the Jews (Acts 13:45-52).
7. Paul and Barnabas stay in Iconium until they are run out of town (Acts 14:1-7).
8. A miracle and a fiasco at Lystra. Preaching to the noisy pagans (Acts 14:8-18).
9. Life-threatening opposition continues to follow Paul and Barnabas (Acts 14:19-20).
10. On the return journey, the disciples are strengthened (Acts 14:21-28).