Author: Ron Graham
Paul’s Trips to Visit Jerusalem
A summary with scripture references of Paul’s four recorded trips to Jerusalem. This is not meant to be a Bible lesson in itself, but as supplementary information to the journeys of Paul.
- Paul’s first trip to Jerusalem, after his conversion, is described in Galatians 1:18-24 and in Acts 9:26-30. On this trip Paul introduced himself through Barnabas to the apostles Peter and James and did some preaching in their company.
- A subsequent trip is mentioned in Acts 11:28-30, in which Paul and Barnabas carried the first relief funds to Jerusalem from Antioch in Syria.
- A third trip is described in Galatians 2:1-10 and in Acts 15. Between his first and second missionary journeys, Paul met with the apostles to discuss his doctrine which they commended.
- A final trip (the latter part of Paul’s third missionary journey) is recorded in Romans 15:25-28, 1Corinthians 16:1-4 and Acts 21:15-18. Paul and others carried a gathered contribution to Jerusalem for the needy saints.