Wednesday in The Word
Leader: Pastor Mark Schulz
Open Bible Church
Meeting Day(s): Wednesday
Meeting Time: 5:00 - 6:00pm
The Odyssey of St. Paul
Wednesday in the Word
Begins April 11th at 5:00 P.M.
Aside from Jesus himself, no one has had a greater influence on the founding of Christianity than Paul of Tarsus. Among his many achievements, three are of prime importance: 1) as a powerful, tireless missionary, he spread the faith to Asia Minor, Greece, and Italy; 2) his letters, which form much of the New Testament, present a basic theology for Christianity; and 3) more than anyone else, he brought Gentiles into the early church, not only Jews, thus “universalizing” the faith.
April 11: Young Saul: A survey of his roots in Tarsus and education in Jerusalem, as well as his conversion on the Damascus Road.
April 18th: The New Saul: His desert experience and early ministry in Cilicia
April 25th: The First Mission Journey: Paul and Barnabas bring the Gospel to Cyprus, Pamphylia, and Galatia
May 2nd: Quarrels & The Second Missionary Journey: A great dispute is solved by the Apostolic Council in Jerusalem. Paul defends The Gospel in Antioch, and then takes Silas on a second missionary Journey.
May 9th: The Second Mission Journey & Greece: Paul arrives in Philippi, travels to Thessalonica and Athens, and anchors his ministry in Corinth
May 16th: The Third Mission Journey: Ephesus in Asia Minor is the target of Paul’s campaign for Christ.
May 23rd: Arrest & Imprisonment: Paul is attacked at the temple in Jerusalem, and is tried before the Roman governors Felix and Festus.
May 30th: The Voyage to Rome: Having appealed to the emperor, Paul sails to Rome but is shipwrecked in Malta. The following spring, he arrives in Italy and welcomes his fate in Rome.