Paul took his mission to the coasts of present day Turkey, to Europe, and Philippi in Greece and many other places. I recall watching a movie with Anthony Hopkins playing the role of Paul. It was called Peter and Paul, made in 1981, longer than 3 hrs in length. I would recommend viewing it, if you get a chance. It was pretty well done. This next post is when Paul was in Philippi.

Acts of the Apostles 16: 16-18 As we were going to the place of prayer, we met a slave girl with an oracular spirit (evil), who used to bring a large profit to her owners through her fortune-telling. She began to follow Paul and us, shouting, “These people are slaves of the Most High God, who proclaim to you a way of salvation.” She did this for many days. Paul became annoyed, turned, and said to the spirit, “I command you in the Name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” Then it came out at that moment.


—– Seeing that their source of income had abruptly vanished, the slave girl’s owners seized Paul and his companions. They were brought before the local officials, stripped, beaten with rods, and imprisoned. In jail they sang hymns to God. There was a severe earthquake and the prison doors swung open. Rather than escape to shame the prison guard, they converted and baptized the prison guard and his entire family. When the city officials realized that Paul and companions were Roman citizens and that they had no authority over them, they released them.—-

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