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.