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NT Survey II

Overview of Paul and His First

Two Missionary Journeys
Order of Pauls Letters in the
English Bible
1 and 2 Corinthians Soteriological
Philippians Ecclesiological
1 and 2 Thessalonians Eschatological
1 and 2 Timothy Pastoral
Philemon Personal
Background of the Apostle Paul
(Acts 9:1-16; 22:3; Phil. 3:5-6)
Born in Tarsus of Cilicia
Circumcised the eighth day
Of the nation of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin;
initially named after that tribes most distinguished
Educated under Gamaliel
A Hebrew of Hebrews, and a Roman Citizen raised in
the city
As to the Law, a Pharisee
As to zeal, a persecutor of the church
As to the righteousness which is in the Law, found
Radically converted to Christ on the road to
Damascus and appointed as apostle to the Gentiles
Overview of Pauls Ministry
After Conversion
34-35: Pauls conversion; he immediately begins to
proclaim Jesus in the synagogues of Damascus. When
the Jews sought to kill him, he fled. After time in
Arabia, he returned to Damascus.
37-38: First visit to Jerusalem 3 years after his
conversion. Stays with Peter for 15 days, and meets
James. When the Hellenistic Jews there seek to kill
him, the brethren send him away to Tarsus.
45-46: Paul and Barnabas journey from Antioch to
Jerusalem, to provide financial relief from the famine.
They return to Antioch after they deliver the offering.
47-48: Paul and Barnabas are sent out from the
church at Antioch on their first missionary tour.
49: Paul and Barnabas attend the Council in
Jerusalem, return to Antioch.
49-51: Second missionary tour, this one with Silas.
Paul writes 1 and 2 Thessalonians.
Overview of Pauls Ministry
After Conversion
52-56: Paul sets out on his third missionary tour.
During this trip he writes 1 and 2 Corinthians,
Romans, and Galatians.
57-59: Paul visits Jerusalem and is arrested. He
appears before the Sanhedrin, and is later taken to
Caesarea and imprisoned. There he appears before
Felix and Drusilla, then Festus, and then Agrippa. He
appeals to Caesar, and is sent to Rome.
59-60: Paul makes the shipwrecked journey to Rome,
staying at Malta 3 months along the way.
60-62: Pauls first Roman imprisonment. He writes
Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, and Philippians.
62-66: Paul is released from prison and possibly
makes the trip to Spain. He writes 1 Timothy from
Macedonia. He visits Crete and later writes an epistle
to Titus there.
66-68: Pauls second Roman imprisonment. He writes
2 Timothy, and is subsequently executed by Nero.
Pauls First Journey (Acts 13
The Jerusalem Council

Acts 15:1-29
Pauls Second Journey
(Acts 15:36 18:22)
Next Week: Pauls Third
Missionary Journey, Trials,
and Trip to Rome