The Third Missionary Journey (18:23—21:16)

The third missionary journey displays Paul at the height of his apostolic powers, fulfilling his calling as a guarantor of the church's gospel and its mission. Through Paul God proclaims a powerful gospel and performs extraordinary miracles, the signs of an apostle. Paul embraces an equally significant apostolic mark: suffering. How shall we apply to ourselves the encouragement and challenge of the example of the divinely empowered, yet obediently suffering, apostle?

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