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Paul and Barnabas parted company because of a disagreement they had about John Mark. The young man had earlier left their company and returned to Jerusalem. Barnabas wanted to give John Mark, his nephew, another chance, but Paul preferred not to take him on the next trip. So Barnabas and John Mark went one way, and Paul chose Silas to accompany him on a trip in another direction.
Besides Paul and Silas there were two more preachers on the journey; a young Christian named Timothy and Luke, the physician.
They arrived in Thessalonica (thes uh luh NIKE uh) which was a seaport town. Paul preached in the Jewish synagogue for three Sabbaths. Many Jews and Greeks believed his teaching, but his enemies, the Jews who didn't believe, began stirring up trouble again, and Paul and Silas had to leave the city at night under the cover of darkness.
They went to Berea (buh REE uh). The people there listened to Paul, but they also searched the scriptures to be sure what Paul was saying agreed with the scriptures they accepted as the word of God. Of course, the teachings were in perfect harmony because God, who had inspired the scriptures, was also guiding Paul's preaching.
The Bible says the Bereans were more noble than the people in Thessalonica because they wanted to prove that Paul's words were true.
The Jews in Thessalonica came to Berea and started causing trouble for Paul, so the Christians sent him to Athens, but Silas and Timothy stayed in Berea intending to join Paul as soon as possible.
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El Segundo Viaje de Pablo como Misionero
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What does this story
mean to me?
Paul and Barnabas had a disagreement. They were able to settle the disagreement without becoming enemies. Do you think they went off and said bad things about each other? We know that at a later time Paul asked for John Mark to join them again in the work. Disagreements can be resolved without causing harm to others.
Sometimes we have to just "agree to disagree", but still remain friends and leave the door open for a reconciliation.
Just because someone doesn't agree with you, does that mean you can't be friends anymore? No, we can work things out in a loving way.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. NIV
Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. KJV
Second Timothy 2:15
Map of Paul's Second Missionary Journey
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Paul's Journeys: Then and Now, Laminated Wall Chart
By Rose Publishing
Paul's Journeys: Then and Now compares a Bible map of the lands where Paul traveled, side-by-side with a modern-day map of those same lands. The clear, colorful map provides a simple way of enhancing many New Testament Bible stories, including Paul's Journeys, Barnabas, Silas, the Road to Damascus, Peter, and the churches of Revelation. Reproducible worksheets on the back. Laminated. 19.5" x 26"
Great People of the Bible: The Apostle Paul, DVD
By Questar Video
Apart from Jesus Himself, no person shaped the history of Christianity like the Apostle Paul. Even before he was a believer, his actions were intense. However, Paul's personal encounter with Jesus Christ changed his life. He never lost his fierce intensity, but from then on it was channeled for the gospel. Ben Kingsley narrates the story of how Paul preached for Christ throughout the Roman Empire on three missionary journeys. Follow in the footsteps of the Apostle to Jerusalem, Antioch, Philippi, Athens, Corinth, Ephesus, Malta and Rome where he was executed for the faith he once denounced.
First Martyrs In Rome: Christians were denounced everywhere by the Romans because they were such a threat to the Roman establishment. Christians believed in one God, whereas the Romans had many gods, including Caesar. the Christians were committed to an authority higher than Caesar. This film tells the story of four martyrs - Clement, Cecilia, Apollonius, and Agnes. Each made the ultimate sacrifice rather than deny their faith. the placed where many of the events occurred are shown in the film and can still be visited today. Hosted and narrated by award-winning actor, Joseph Campanella.
Total running time: Approximately 2 hours.
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Really Helpful, Thanks
Thank you for all the hard work that went into these lessons, they are all so well done. I love that you have a section of the lesson, what does this lesson mean to me, I think it is so important to get that across and they take a lesson away that applies to everyday life.The test help them feel good about reading the story and remembering..and it gets into them, when they review. Thank you so much!! Deborah
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