Paul's Second Missionary Journey - Part 1
Acts 16-17:10, Philippi and Thessalonica
Paul and Barnabas went their separate ways for a while because they disagreed about whether or not to take John Mark with them. Paul went to Asia Minor, Macedonia and Greece with Silas.
I. THE PREPARATION FOR THE MINISTRY 15:36-16:5
A. The Separation of Paul and Barnabas 15:36-40
B. The Follow-Up Ministry in Asia Minor 15:41-16:5
C. Why did Paul circumcise Timothy (v. 3)?
II. THE CALL TO MACEDONIA 16:6-10
A. The Leading of the Holy Spirit 16:6-8
C. The Vision of the Macedonian 16:9-10
III. THE MINISTRY IN PHILIPPI 16:11-40
A. The Journey to Philippi 16:11-12. Philippi, a Roman city, was located on the Gangites River 10 miles inland from Neapolis.
B. The Conversion of Lydia 16:13-15
C. The Exorcism of a Demon 16:16-18 possessed by a “python-spirit”
1. Pythia was the priestess of the god Apollo at Delphi.
2. Pythia was believed to be inspired by the god when seated on a tripod over a sacred rock.
D. The Imprisonment of Paul and Silas 16:19-24
E. The Conversion of the Jailer 16:25-34
F. The Release by the Magistrates 16:35-40
IV. THE MINISTRY IN THESSALONICA 17:1-9
A. Thessalonica, the largest city and capital of Macedonia.
B. The Ministry in the Synagogue 17:1-3
C. The Response to the Message 17:4-9
V. THE MINISTRY AT BEREA 17:10-15
A. Berea was of no political or historical importance.
B. The Bereans proved their eagerness for spiritual things, 17:11.
VI. THE MINISTRY AT ATHENS 17:16-34