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 -20

CHAPTER 20
                                                                                                                                

20:1
The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

20:2
Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the LORD out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

20:3
Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

20:4
So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

20:5
And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

20:6
Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

20:7
And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

20:8
Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

20:9
For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

20:10
Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

20:11
But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

20:12
And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

20:13
And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my LORD, and I know not where they have laid him.

20:14
And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

20:15
Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have born him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

20:16
Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

20:17
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

20:18
Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the LORD, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

20:19
Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

20:20
And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the LORD.

20:21
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

20:22
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

20:23
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain,
they are retained.

20:24
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

20:25
The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the LORD. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

20:26
And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.

20:27
Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

20:28
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My LORD and my God.

20:29
Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

20:30
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written
in this book:

20:31
But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

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