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.
8 Weeks

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.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16