The ruins of the ancient city of Corinth, Greek columns and the remains of a structure

Corinth is famous for being the early church to which Paul wrote the letters of First and Second Corinthians, containing some of the most well-known passages in the entire Bible. Along with the letters Paul wrote to the church there, he also visited and helped to establish a community of believers in the city. The population…

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the ruins of the harbor of Cenchrea

Following the journey of the Apostle Paul through the New Testament we see that Paul is known to have visited some of the biggest cities in the Roman Empire during his travels but one of the lesser-known places he stopped was the port of Cenchrea. Scripture tells us that this was the home of Paul’s…

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Athens on Christian Cruise

During our Footsteps of Paul cruise and tour, we will walk down 16 steps, very well polished steps that lead from the Acropolis. Mars Hill is the Roman name for this hill in Athens, Greece, called the Hill of Ares or Areopagus, meaning “rock”.  Ares was the Greek god of war and according to Greek…

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Cencherea beach of Footsteps of Paul Cruise

Apostle Paul Visits Cenchrea The Apostle Paul and his companions visited Cenchrea after nearly eighteen months of ministry in Corinth, during the his Second Journey. He mentioned a woman named Phoebe in Romans: I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea (or Cenchreae) that you may receive her…

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Altar to Unknown God

The Unknown God of Athens The people of Athens were obsessed with their religious traditions.  So much so, they made certain not to forsake any god by worshiping a deity known to them only as the Unknown God. They knew nothing of this god, but still they offered him their service and worship. The once…

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Apostle Paul Survives Exciting archaeological discoveries from Israel and across the ancient Roman Empire are continuing to confirm stories from the Bible. One such event is a shipwreck that left the Apostle Paul stranded on an arid and barren piece of land in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea. This story of shipwreck is dramatic. Over two…

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Ephesus on Christian Tour

Merchants go berserk with the preaching of the Gospel Old news?  Yes, it was the headline in Ephesus over 2000 years ago. In the New Testament book of Acts it’s recorded that the Lord caused a riot to break out among those who sold idols and pagan works of of the goddess Artemis. A group of…

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AreopagusHill

In Paul’s audacious leture at Mars Hill, he challenged leading philosophers to think more deeply about the most important part of life: God.

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