Paul crosses into Europe, to the Roman colony of Philippi, where for the first time ever, the message of Jesus is shared. And the first to hear the message are a group of women. Paul’s encounter with two women in particular was of great importance. One of them was truly a liberated woman….the other, very much in bondage.
Paul and Barnabas are sent by their mother church, the church of Antioch in Syria, on a missionary journey to proclaim the message to all who would listen. Although some Jews listened, many opposed the message of Jesus and even sought the death of Paul and Barnabas for teaching it! But many Gentiles heard the Word gladly and became converted. In spite of deadly opposition from the Jews, the apostles persevered to the end of their journey.