The Apostle Paul
His Life and Missionary Journeys

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Saul (the Apostle Paul's name before his conversion) is born in Tarsus, a city in the province of Cilicia. Although raised in a Jewish family, he is a Roman citizen due to his birth in a free city. He goes, early in life, to a Pharisaic Rabbinical school in Jerusalem led by the well-known Rabbi Gamaliel and eventually becomes a Pharisee. The first appearance of Paul (Saul) in the Bible is as a zealous young man who witnesses the stoning of Stephen. Saul soon leads a major persecution against Christians in Jerusalem. God confronts him while on the road to Damascus and causes him to repent. Thus begins the dynamic thirty-five year evangelistic career of the apostle Paul!

The Apostle Paul, during his ministry, writes 14 epistles (letters) that become part of the Bible and conducts at least FIVE missionary journeys. He evangelizes countless cities and helps train others to do so such as Timothy and John Mark. He also ends up spending at least five total years of his ministry in prison, is whipped five times and beaten three times with rods. His impact on Christianity and Christian beliefs is truly enormous.

Maps of Paul's Missionary Journeys

His travels just after his conversion View

Map of all cities visited View

First Missionary Journey of Paul View

Second Missionary Journey View

Third Missionary Journey View

Fourth Missionary Journey View

The Final Missionary Journey View

Area of Greatest Evangelistic Work Map View


Bible Timelines

From Paul's Birth to First Journey View

From First Journey to his death View

Synopsis of Paul's life View

Answers to Questions

Is Paul in heaven?
Did the apostle receive his reward when he died?

What was Paul's THORN in the FLESH?
Why did God allow the devil to try him?

How did Apostle Paul DIE?
Did the Romans behead him as tradition states?

The Life and Epistles of Apostle Paul
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that covers his entire life in detail!


Answers to Questions

When did Saul become apostle PAUL?
Did God directly rename him?

How long was Paul in PRISON?
Did the apostle spend months or years in prison?

Why did he CURSE the High Priest?
Why did the apostle curse out the High Priest?

Was he really a man of God?
Does the Bible call Paul a apostle or not?

What did he teach about God's law?
Was the apostle for or against the Commandments?

Basic Bible Study
Quiz yourself on the basics of Paul's life!


Answers to Questions

When did the apostle Paul write his epistles?
In what year did he write his first book?

How did the Romans help Paul?
How did Rome make preaching the gospel possible?

Were they good friends?
How deep was Paul's relationship with Timothy?

How did he preach the gospel to Jews?
What techniques did he use to evangelize Jews?

Was the apostle the WORST sinner?
Did he think he sinned most than others?

The Life of Timothy
Discover the man who was the apostle's dearest friend!


Pictures from
Paul's evangelistic journeys

Antioch in Pisidia
Paul evangelizes the city during his first and second missionary journeys. What RISKS did he take in order to bring the gospel to the area?

Appian Way
A Roman guard takes Paul, as prisoner, to Rome. What makes the Appian Way so important to the prosperity and power of the Roman empire?

Paul, in Troas, agrees to meet with friends in Assos in order to board a ship. Why did he WALK the entire journey from Troas to Assos?

Paul's restlessness leads him to preach in the city. How did he preach the gospel to those who never heard of Jesus?

What persecution brought the apostle to the city? What made the new believers in the city UNIQUE?

The apostle is in the city more than two years as a Roman prisoner. Who kept him in prison while waiting for a BRIBE?

Paul evangelizes the city for more than 18 months. What helped sex sins become so widespread in the city? Whom did he meet that became his closes friends?

Why was Paul's life in danger in Damascus? What initially brought him to the city? How did he escape death in Damascus?

What made Ephesus famous throughout the empire? What connection does Ephesus have with Revelation?

During which missionary journey did Paul visit Malta? Why did island natives think he was a GOD?


During a brief stay in Miletus, the apostle requests Ephesian church elders to meet him. What important message did he convey to these church leaders?

What important role did the city play in bringing the gospel, for the first time, to Europe?

What made Philippi especially noteworthy in Paul's ministry? Who also went with him to prison for preaching the gospel?

Philippian Jail Cell
Why did the evangelist go to prison after performing a miracle? How harshly did the city treat him?

How many times did Apostle Paul visit Rome? What brought him to the city? Under which Emperor did he die?

How far back can Sidon, in the Bible, trace its history? What FORCED the Apostle Paul to visit the city?

What made Tarsus a SPECIAL city in the Roman empire? What kept the apostle from receiving a beating by Roman guards?

Who, envious of Paul's success in preaching the gospel, starts a riot in Thessalonica?

Why did God TWICE stop his evangelistic plans before leading him to the city?

What made Tyre UNIQUE at the time of Paul's visit? What DANGER was the apostle warned of while in the city?

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