Skip to comments.Paul at Antioch of Syria - Paul's 1st Missionary Journey
Posted on 04/08/2018 8:11:21 PM PDT by GoldenState_Rose
The Word of God grew and multiplied under much persecution. Many of the disciples were driven from Jerusalem and the city of Antioch in Syria was gaining importance in the early church. When this was reported at Jerusalem, Barnabas was sent to Antioch for a special mission. He sought Saul (later called Paul) in the city of Tarsus and Saul returned with Barnabas to Antioch. Many great things were happening at Antioch and in this city the disciples of Jesus were first called "Christians".
Around 48 AD, in the springtime, Paul and his companions Barnabas and Mark were called on a mission by the Holy Spirit and sent out by the church in Antioch. This would be the first of Paul's Missionary Journey's. In his missions he preaches the Word, performs many miracles, makes many disciples and raises up elders for the new Churches. He is also heavily persecuted, yet his life and ministry is one that has set an awesome example of dedication and courage for all to remember. You can look at the Map to trace the route of their first church-planting campaign.
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It was in Syria that followers of Christ were first called "Christians." Modern day Antioch (called "Antakya") is within Turkey's borders. Territory has been in dispute even in recent history.
Mount Hermon is in Syria and is believed to be a key site for several major moments/miracles in the life and ministry of Jesus.
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