Traveling for the Gospel

New Testament: Acts 27.4–6

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 27.1–25 on July 27, In the year of our Lord Christ 2021

By Don Ruhl 

As you know, Paul traveled extensively as he preached the gospel, but at least one time he was not in charge of his journey, because he had been arrested and the Romans were taking him to Rome. He had always wanted to go to Rome. Here he was traveling to Rome, not at his expense, nor at the church’s expense, but at Rome’s expense! 

Luke chronicled some of Paul’s journey to Rome: 

When we had put to sea from there, we sailed under the shelter of Cyprus, because the winds were contrary. And when we had sailed over the sea which is off Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a city of Lycia. There the centurion found an Alexandrian ship sailing to Italy, and he put us on board.

– Acts 27.4–6 

If you have never read of Paul’s trip to Rome, you need to read it. It was quite perilous. However, he arrived at his destination and the world has never been the same since. 

Questions: 

  • Can you locate Cyprus on a map? 
  • How long do you think it took to travel from Jerusalem to Rome back in those days? 

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