COMMISSIONED by Jesus to be an apostle to the nations, Paul zealously carried out his assignment. (Ro 11:13) His first missionary trip took him through Cyprus and into Asia Minor. He was thrown out of cities by angry mobs, even stoned and left for dead. But he returned to strengthen those who had become disciples.
On his second trip, he reached into Macedonia and Greece. Here he was able to give a witness at the Areopagus in Athens.
On Paul’s third trip, he preached for some three years in Ephesus, a crossroads of the Roman world. Then he went on to Macedonia and Greece to build up the congregations there.
When being held prisoner by the Roman government, Paul used his time well to write inspired letters that are part of the Bible today.