Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Motley Crew


We are back in Acts. Paul is doing what will be his last round of travels.
Check out "the gang".

Acts 20
2 -4 "Then he came to Greece and stayed on for three months. Just as he was about to sail for Syria, the Jews cooked up a plot against him.
So he went the other way, by land back through Macedonia, and gave them the slip.
His companions for the journey were Sopater, son of Pyrrhus, from Berea; Aristarchus and Secundus, both Thessalonians; Gaius from Derbe; Timothy; and the two from western Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus."

Let's see: Three Greeks, Three Turks. Timothy was half Jew half Greek. Paul was half Jew half Roman. AND - they all got along.

Christianity has always been international. At one point it was mostly associated with Europe. Later mostly associated with North and South America. Now truly world wide. Christianity in Greece, in Russia, in Ethiopia goes back thousands of years...

Why?

Because God so loved THE WORLD - that He gave His only Son...

5 -6 "They went on ahead and waited for us in Troas. Meanwhile, we stayed in Philippi for Passover Week, and then set sail. Within five days we were again in Troas and stayed a week."

So begins a most momentous journey...

1 comment:

The Old Geezer said...

AND - they all got along. 'Maybe'

Even if they had differences along the way they had a common goal and a common bond 'Jesus'.

God Bless You, keep up the good work.

You have an interesting Christ centered blog