Missionary Journeys Of St. Paul

Missionary Journeys of St. Paul

During one of his missionary journeys St. Paul visited Ephesus in Turkey.
He stays in the city about three years (Acts 19:1-20). In Ephesus Paul discovers twelve believers who were baptized but who did'nt as yet have God's spirit. Paul baptizes them in His name and they receive God's Holy Spirit (Acts 19:1-7).

Seven Churches of Revelation

Seven Churches of Revelation

In looking at the letters to the 7 Churches, we see the Lord speaking directly to the 7 Churches
that existed in the Holy land at the time John lived. We also see the Lord's opinion of those Churches, and what they were doing
at the time: Ephesus, Pergamon, Laodicea, Sardis, Thyatira, Smyrna, Philadelphia churches.

Biblical Sites in Turkey

Biblical sites in Turkey

Turkey is called the Other Holy Land as it has more biblical sites than any other country in the Middle East.
Antioch - the place where the followers of Jesus were first called Christians; Tarsus - where Apostle Paul was born and many others..

About St. John  The Gospel of St. John

The Gospel According to St. John  CHAPTER -10

CHAPTER
10                                                                                                                                

10:1
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold,
but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.

10:2
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

10:3
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep
by name, and leadeth them out.

10:4
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him:
for they know his voice.

10:5
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.

10:6
This parable spake Jesus unto them: but they understood not what things they were which
he spake unto them.

10:7
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.

10:8
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.

10:9
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.

10:10
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

10:11
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.

10:12
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.

10:13
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.

10:14
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

10:15
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.

10:16
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall
hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.

10:17
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.

10:18
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.

10:19
There was a division therefore again among the Jews for these sayings.

10:20
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him?

10:21
Others said, These are not the words of him that hath a devil. Can a devil open the eyes of the blind?

10:22
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter.

10:23
And Jesus walked in the temple in Solomon�s porch.

10:24
Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.

10:25
Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works that I do in my Father�s name, they bear witness of me.

10:26
But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.

10:27
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:

10:28
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck
them out of my hand.

10:29
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of
my Father�s hand.

10:30
I and my Father are one.

10:31
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

10:32
Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

10:33
The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy;
and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.

10:34
Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

10:35
If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

10:36
Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest;
because I said, I am the Son of God?

10:37
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.

10:38
But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe,
that the Father is in me, and I in him.

10:39
Therefore they sought again to take him: but he escaped out of their hand,

10:40
And went away again beyond Jordan into the place where John at first baptized; and there he abode.

10:41
And many resorted unto him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spake of this man were true.

10:42
And many believed on him there.

The Gospel of St. John
Chapter 01        Chapter 02        Chapter 03        Chapter 04        Chapter 05        Chapter 06
Chapter 07        Chapter 08        Chapter 09        Chapter 10        Chapter 11        Chapter 12
Chapter 13        Chapter 14        Chapter 15        Chapter 16        Chapter 17        Chapter 18
Chapter 19        Chapter 20        Chapter 21       


About St. John
St. John and The Seven Churches
Letters to Seven Churches
Map of Seven Churches
The Book of Revelation
The Early Christians
The Gospel of St. John