Paul arrive in Rome in the spring of 60 A. There is a lot of similarity in the letters sent to Ephesus and Colossi, which would leave us to understand that they were probably written about the same time. That is that the letter would be circulated to believers everywhere. In 1 Thessalonians 5:
Chronology is the study of the sequence of events in an historical text, and the comparison of those events with other known events from other sources. The Bible is an historical document, and part of assessing the value of any historical narrative is the study of Chronology.
When events in the Bible line up with known dates confirmed outside the Bible, is suggests a high level of reliability in the biblical text. Also, some areas of doctrine are based on chronological assertions, as we shall see in the case of Gal.
This outline explains in shortened form how scholars date the events in the ministry of Paul. Sequential Outline of the Movements of Paul by Major Periods The first step in studying chronology is to assemble a sequence of events along with all chronological notes.
In other words, a narrator will say, "for over two years" or "in time for the Passover. The period from the conversion of Paul until the 1st trip to Jerusalem. Paul was converted on the road to Damascus He entered Damascus and stayed there for an unknown amount of time Acts 9: The whole period from his conversion until his departure from Damascus is given as "3 years" Gal.
The period from the 1st visit until the 2nd visit to Jerusalem. After the 15 days at Jerusalem, Paul was sent away to avoid capture, and sailed from Caesarea to the regions of Syria and Cilicia Acts 9: Paul then traveled to Jerusalem from Antioch, staying for a short time.
He then returned to Antioch. The period from the 2nd until the 3rd visit to Jerusalem. After the relief visit 2nd visit to Jerusalem, Paul returned to Antioch.
Very soon afterwards, the 1st missionary journey began. Paul traveled from Antioch to Seleucia, then to Cyprus. Then he went to Pamphylia which lies to the north of Cyprus in modern day Turkey. From there, he went to Galatia, as far as the city of Derbe. Then he went back through the same cities in the opposite direction.
Finally, he sailed from Antioch of Pisidia to Antioch of Syria.In this study, therefore, we want to examine the effect of the baptism in the Holy Spirit in the ministry of the apostle Paul in the city of Ephesus.
Paul Comes to Ephesus Paul desired to go to Ephesus, the greatest city of Asia Minor, long before he actually went there. Paul’s ministry in Ephesus was a most successful, but these verses indicate to us that Paul was already planning his next movements and ministries. His plans are those which were “purposed in spirit,” raising the question as to whether they were only Paul’s plans, purposed in his spirit, or whether they were God’s plans, directed by.
MINISTRY IN EPHESUS.
Acts For the past five chapters of Acts, we have been following the travels and ministry of the Apostle Paul. This section picks up the thread of those travels, but it leaves Paul for a time and moves its focus to the city of Ephesus.
Apostle Paul in Ephesus Paul spent more than two years in Ephesus between 53 and 56 AD (Acts chapter 19 verses ). As a result, many people became followers of Christ, both in Ephesus itself and in the surrounding settlements but actually the first Christian communities were already created by Saint John.
Paul was a busy missionary while in Ephesus, he gave daily talks in the lecture hall of Tyranus about the gospel of Jesus Christ. He gave direction and counsel to church leaders and healed the sick. Timeline of Paul's ministry.
Key dates in the ministry of the Apostle Paul. With thanks to for these notes. Timeline of Paul's ministry. Date Life of Paul Contemporary Events; Paul's conversion Summer: leaves Ephesus for Macedonia where he writes 2 CORINTHIANS in Autumn.