St. Paul

Portrait
Born: 10 AD
Died: 67 AD, at 57 years of age.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Authors, Evangelists, Missionaries, Pastors, Saint


10 - Born at Tarsus. At first he persecuted Christians, even taking part in the stoning of St. Stephen, the first Christian martyr.

 

32 - Converted to Christianity on the road to Damascus when Jesus appeared to him with a bright light, speaking to him. 

 

     - Was blinded and went to Ananias in Damascus, who through the power of the Holy Spirit, healed him.

 

32-47 - Went to Arabia alone, and then returned to Tarsus before going to Antioch, Jerusalem, and then Antioch again.

 

47 - Together with Barnabas and John Mark, they started their missionary Journey from Syrian Antioch. 

 

47-48 - On Cyprus, Saul (Paul) caused Elymas the Magician to be blinded. 

 

          - The trio travel to Perga at which point John Mark left them. 

 

          - They traveled through Galatia to Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe before returning this same route back to Antioch.

 

48 - Wrote the letter to the Galatians.

 

49 - Went with Barnabas to Jerusalem for the Jerusalem Council.

 

49-53 - Went on another missionary journey, this time with Silas and Timothy who joined at Lystra.

 

          - Had a vision of a man from Macedonia calling for him to come there, so at Troas they picked up Luke and sailed to Macedonia. 

 

          - There, Paul and Silas were thrown into jail in Philippi, but the jailer was saved and Paul and Silas were released. 

 

          - Next they went to Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, and Corinth.  While in Greece, Paul wrote I and II Thessalonians. 

 

          - Returned to Antioch in 53.

 

53-58 - Went on a third missionary journey where he spends a considerable amount of time in Ephesus. 

 

          - Went throughout Macedonia and Greece, and doubled back that same route on his return. 

 

          - It is during this journey that he wrote the epistle to the Romans and I and II Corinthians. 

 

          - On his return, he met with the Ephesian elders in Miletus so as not to slow him down so he could reach Jerusalem by Pentecost.

 

58 - Arrested in Jerusalem.

 

58-62 - Taken before several rulers before he appeals to Caesar. 

 

          - On the way to Rome, the ship they were on crashed off of Malta.  There they found a new ship after three months and Paul arrived in Rome where he was kept under house arrest. 

 

          - Wrote Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon during this time.

 

62 - Released from jail. 

 

62-66 - He traveled to some locations and wrote the letters I Timothy and Titus.

 

66 - Arrested probably at Troas.  In his cell in Rome he wrote II Timothy.

 

67 - Condemned and executed, he was beheaded just outside of city wall, near to Ostian Gate at Salvian Springs.

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