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Session 19: Paul’s Missionary Journeys

In this session, you will discover Paul’s three missionary journeys and learn principles from how he established a movement of disciples and churches across the eastern part of the Roman Empire in only 10 years.

Heart of a Leader

  1. What are you learning about abiding in Christ? How are you practicing abiding through His Word, prayer, obedience, PCS, relationships and fellowship?
  2. In what areas of your life do you find it challenging to obey God?
  3. What unresolved conflict do you have?
  4. In what areas are you believing God by faith, beyond your own ability?


Celebration of Faithfulness

  • Share what has happened since the last meeting. Ask them to relate it to goals from the last meeting.

Iron on Iron: Sharpening Myself and Others

Proverbs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”

  • What is going well?
  • What is not going well? What obstacles are you facing?
  • What are possible solutions from the other group members?
  • What do you need to do to add the missing characteristics into each group?
  • Where will you start a new group or church this month?









Section 1: First Missionary Journey

Cyprus: Acts 13:4-12

Pisidian Antioch (Galatia): Acts 13:13-52

Iconium (Galatia): Acts 14:1-7

Lystra and Derbe (Galatia): Acts 14:8-21

Return Home: Acts 14:21-28

  1. Where did he go and how long was he there?
  2. What did Paul and team do while there?
  3. What resulted?

Summary:

  • CYPRUS

  • PHRYGIA

  • GALATIA

    • ICONIUM

    • LYSTRA

    • DERBE

  • PAMPHYLIA

Section 2: Second Missionary Journey

Galatia: Acts 15:39-16:10

Philippi (Macedonia): Acts 16:11-40

Thessalonica (Macedonia): Acts 17:1-9

Berea (Macedonia): Acts 17:10-15

Athens (Greece): Acts 17:16-34

Corinth (Greece):Acts 18:1-17

Return Home: Acts 18:18-22

Macedonia (Amphipolis, Apolonia, Thessalonica, Berea); Achaia (Athens): Acts 17:1-34

Achaia (Corinth); Asia (Ephesus): Acts 18:1-21

  1. Where did he go and how long was he there?
  2. What did Paul and team do while there?
  3. What resulted?


Summary:

  • CYPRUS

  • GALATIA & PHRYGIA

  • ASIA, MYSIA, BITHYNIA

  • MACEDONIA

    • PHILIPPI

    • THESSALONICA

    • BEREA

  • ACHAIA

    • ATHENS

    • CORINTH

Section 3: Third Missionary Journey

Galatia, Ephesus (Asia): Acts 18:23-19:22

Ephesus (Asia): Acts 19:23-20:1

Macedonia, Greece: Acts 20:2-6

Troas: Acts 20:7-12

Back to Ephesus: Acts 20:13-38

  1. Where did he go and how long was he there?
  2. What did Paul and team do while there?
  3. What resulted?

Summary:

  • GALATIA & PHRYGIA

  • ASIA

  • EPHESUS

  • MACEDONIA/ ACHAIA

  • EPHESUS (Miletus)



Lesson Summary

No Place Left Romans - 15:19,23

Principles:

A. Paul’s pattern:

  • He targeted places strategically.
  • Shared the gospel boldly.
  • Discipled and empowered new leaders quickly.
  • Reproduced churches to reach out broadly.

B. He targeted regional centers

  • Then helped the locals expand to the area

C. He had 2 priorities

  1. Work night and day to win devoted followers
    • Persons of peace to persons of relationship
    • Thru witness, signs, life transformation
  2. Build new believers by helping them begin multiplying their witness and training

D. He planted the DNA of multiplying disciples

  • He worked with his disciples in a weekly or daily process then moved on
    • Example - Imparted his LIFE to them - Philippians 3:17
    • Gave them a Pattern to follow (Romans 6:17, 2 Timothy 2:2)
  • Encouraged a culture of boldness in the face of persecution
  • Church planting was done by witnessing Christians along the way

E. He raised up and trained emerging leaders/trainers

  • They were often new believers -Acts 14:23
  • He had key trainers /helpers in each region

Preparing for Mission

Evaluate how you are applying the principles you learned from the life of Paul and Make a Plan on how you will immediately begin to improve.

  • Discuss practical applications:
    • planning strategically
    • focus on sharing the gospel and training new believers
    • identifying, developing and empowering new leaders



I will _____________ and _________