Second preaching journey (Acts 15:36-18:22)

Philippi (Acts 16:9-40), continued

  • Acts 16:35-40 – Paul is attempting to exonerate himself and the cause of Christ by having the officials publicly declare his innocence.

Thessalonica (Acts 17:1-9)

  • A bad attitude can counteract the truth.
  • Despite a bit of a rough start, this would later become a strong church!

Berea (Acts 17:10-15)

  • This group had a different reaction to those in Thessalonica, despite the message and the messenger being the same.

Athens (Acts 17:16-54)

  • Compare Acts 14:15, 31.

Corinth (Acts 18:1-17)

  • Acts 18:8 – Compare I Corinthians 1:14-15.
  • If the gospel worked in immoral Corinth, it will work anywhere!
  • Acts 18:12 – This was AD 51. Archaeology shows that Gallio served in that role in that year only.
  • Acts 18:17 – See I Corinthians 1:1. Is this the same Sosthenes that replaced Crispus?!

Antioch (Acts 18:18-23)

  • The first and second journeys of Paul began and ended in Antioch.