St. Paul and his Journeys: Part 2



  1. Students should know the general plan of Paul’s travels all around the Mediterranean.
  2. Students should know that Paul traveled later with Silas.

3.   Students should know that Paul traveled last to Rome as a prisoner and died there.

Possible Lesson Plan:

  1. Open with prayer.


2.   Continue reading the story of the journeys of Paul and tracing them on your map. Review the name “Silas” as Paul’s traveling companion on his later trips. Do the students remember anyone else from earlier lessons who traveled with Paul? (Luke, the physician, Barnabas and John Mark). Who wrote down the story of Paul’s travels? (Luke) In what book of the Bible is this recorded? (Acts) Paul went to Rome as a prisoner. He was beheaded there. So, Paul, too, was a martyr; review the word. Why was Paul in jail? Was he guilty of a crime? What crime? Is it illegal today to be a Christian? In our country? In other countries?

  1. Continue your Events in Acts quiz:

Craftsman creates an uproar.                                Demetrius                    Ephesus

Young man falls out of window.                          Eutychus                     Troas

Prophet warns Paul about Jerusalem.                    Agabus                        Caesarea

Roman official hears Paul’s defense.                    Felix                            Caesarea

Paul almost persuades ruler to be Christian          King Agrippa              Caesarea

Paul is shipwrecked with centurian.                     Julius                           Malta              


  1. Make an Envelope Viewer: Cut a TV-screen hole in the front of a business-size envelope. Lick the envelope shut and cut off both ends. Color the movie strips on the next pages, or have students draw their own. Do the students recognize the scenes depicted – Paul healing the cripple, Paul in the Philippian jail, Paul’s call to Macedonia, Paul in Athens, the fall of Eutychus, Paul in Ephesus, and shipwreck on the way to Rome?  Insert the strip in the viewer and pull through to see the story. Can the students tell the story with their “movie”?



  1. Close with prayer: Lord, help me to follow You no matter where You lead me as did St. Paul.