PICTURE 01 IN THE YEAR 52 Paul said farewell to the believers in Antioch and set off on his THIRD MISSIONARY TRIP
PICTURE 02 MAP Paul encouraged the believers in Derbe, Lystra, Iconium and Antioch. In the YEAR 53 Paul arrived in Ephesus. PICTURE 03 Paul baptised the believers in Ephesus and when he laid hands on them, they spoke in new languages and prophesied. PICTURE 04 For three months Paul preached in the synagogue. PICTURE 05 Then he rented a school hall where he preached for two years. PICTURE 06 It was during this period, that Bible scholars believe that Paul sailed from Ephesus to Corinth at least once. PICTURE 07 God did special miracles through the hands of Paul. PICTURE 08 Handkerchiefs were taken from him to those that were sick and God healed them. PICTURE 09 Many people, who believed the message of Paul, brought their books of magic and burned them. PICTURE 10 IT WAS IN THE YEAR 54that Claudius was poisoned by his fourth wife Agrippina. PICTURE 11 The fifth Roman Emperor was Nero Domitius. PICTURE 12 Nero’s mother was Agrippina the wife of Claudius, so Claudius was Nero’s step father. PICTURE 13 IN THE YEAR 55 while in Ephesus Paul wrote a letter to the BELIEVERS AT CORINTH PICTURE 14 Paul gave the letter to Timothy and Erastus to deliver. PICTURE 15 The preaching of Paul in Ephesus had affected the profits of the silversmiths PICTURE 16 The people had stopped buying idols of the goddess Diana. PICTURE 17 So the businessmen kidnapped some believers and there was a riot in the city. PICTURE 18 So Paul travelled to Troas and began preaching there. PICTURE 19 After Paul left Troas he wrote his SECOND LETTER TO THE CORINTHIAN BELIEVERSfrom either Philipi Thesalonica or Berea.
PICTURE 20 We know this because in the first chapter he tells them about the riot in Ephesus. PICTURE 21 And in the second chapter he tells them about his preaching in Troas. PICTURE 22 Paul eventually arrived in Corinth PICTURE 23 Where he preached for three months. PICTURE 24 In THE YEAR OF 56 at Corinth Paul wrote his letter to the believers in Rome PICTURE 25 Phebe who was probably expelled from Rome by Claudius seven years earlier, delivered the letter. PICTURE 26 The non believing Jews in Corinth conspired against Paul. PICTURE 27 So Paul decided to take the long route to Jerusalem, travelling through Berea, Thessallonica, Phillipi and on to Troas. PICTURE 28 One night while Paul was preaching in Troas, a man went to sleep, fell out of the window and died. PICTURE 29 Paul embraced him and said to the people, “Don’t trouble yourselves, he is alive.” PICTURE 30 As Paul travelled to Jerusalem, he met with the leaders of the Ephesian church. PICTURE 31 Whilst praying they all wept before they took Paul to the Jerusalem ship. PICTURE 32 In Jerusalem PICTURE 33 Paul was attacked by the non believing Jews; “Get him he teaches against our religion.” PICTURE 34 As they were about to kill Paul, the Roman commander intervened. PICTURE 35 Paul was given permission to speak and as he gave his testimony the Jews started rioting again. PICTURE 36 When the Captain discovered that Paul was a Roman citizen, he didn’t know what to do. PICTURE 37 Paul was allowed to speak to the Jewish leaders, but they were divided. So Paul was re-arrested for his own safety. PICTURE 38 The next day Paul’s nephew told the captain that forty of the Jews had planned to assassinate his uncle. PICTURE 39 That night an escort of over four hundred soldiers, escorted Paul north to Caesarea. PICTURE 40 Felix the governor and his wife sent for Paul, and as Paul shared his faith and the judgement to come, Felix trembled. PICTURE 41 Two years passed, and IN THE YEAR OF 59 a new Governor called Festus was appointed. PICTURE 42 The Jews asked for Paul to be tried in Jerusalem, because they had a plan to assassinate him on route. PICTURE 43 But Paul was given permission to have his trial in Rome PICTURE 44 Whilst under arrest, Paul shared his testimony with the rich and famous. PICTURE 45 Eventually Paul and his escort of soldiers set sail for Rome. PICTURE 46 During a terrible storm Paul told his shipmates, “God has told me that everyone will be saved.” PICTURE 47 The next day the ship ran aground on Malta and everyone was saved. PICTURE 48 While making a fire Paul was bitten by a deadly snake. PICTURE 49 When Paul didn’t drop dead, the people thought he was a god. PICTURE 50 Three months later IN THE YEAR 60, they left Malta PICTURE 51 And sailed to Rome. PICTURE 52 Some of the Christians travelled from Rome to meet him. PICTURE 53 Paul was placed under house arrest and many people came to hear about the Jewish Messiah. PICTURE 54 Paul lived in the house for two years and many Jews from the synagogue came to hear him preach. PICTURE 55 Paul wrote four letters from Rome. Firstly the letter to the believers at EPHESUS, secondly the letter to the believers at PHILIPPI,
thirdly the letter to the COLOSIAN believers. PICTURE 56 Colossi was one hundred miles from Ephesus, the church was probably started during Paul’s three years with the Ephesians. PICTURE 57 A runaway slave was delivering the Colossian letter. The last of Paul’s prison letters was to PHILEMON.
PICTURE 58 Paul personally knew Philemon, who was the master of the runaway slave. PICTURE 59
IN THE YEAR OF 62 after five years in prison, Paul was released. PICTURE 60 Paul wrote a letter to Timothy who was a leader in the Ephesian church. He told Timothy that he was again preaching; PICTURE 61 In Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea. PICTURE 62 Paul also sailed to Crete with Titus who was with him in Corinth. PICTURE 63 He had to leave Crete in a hurry, so Paul wrote TITUS a letter which today we have in the Bible. PICTURE 64 Paul was re-arrested and expecting to be executed. PICTURE 65 It was here that Paul wrote his last and most moving letter, known as 2nd TIMOTHY. PICTURE 66 The great fire of Rome started on the 19th of July IN THE YEAR 64 and Christians were accused of arson. PICTURE 67 Traditionally this is when Paul was arrested and executed by Nero, sometime between the fire. PICTURE 68 And when Nero was forced to commit suicide on June 9thIN THE YEAR 68.
PICTURE 69 In the YEAR OF 66 the Jewish people started to revolt against Rome. PICTURE 70 This was the start of the Jewish wars which would last for seven years. PICTURE 71 Immediately after Nero’s suicide in 68, there was a violent power struggle, and in just one year there were four Emperors Nero alba, Otho and Vitellius. However, they all suffered violent deaths. PICTURE 72
DURING THE YEAR 69 the Roman general Vespasian, surrounded the city walls of Jerusalem, but cut short the attack and left for
Rome to become the new emperor. PICTURE 73 Heeding the words of Jesus “when you see Jerusalem surrounded by an army get out.” The believers left. PICTURE 74 Vespasian sent his son Titus, to Jerusalem to finish the siege. PICTURE 75
IN MAY OF THE YEAR 70 in the middle of the seven year tribulation, Jerusalem was set alight and became a lake of fire. PICTURE 76 The temple was destroyed and not one stone was left standing, just as Jesus said would happen. PICTURE 77 The great seven year tribulation against the Jewish people ended IN THE YEAR 73 when around 15,000 Roman troops overcame
he mountain fortress at Masada in southern Israel. PICTURE 78 With sacrifices finished, the abomination of desolation ended, the end times of the Old Covenant were complete.