Macedonia

Macedonia (Mas´uh-doh´nee-uh)

Aregion in the northeastern part of the Greek peninsula. Paul made his first European converts to Christianity in Macedonia (Acts 16:9-17:14). He himself recalls his initial journey (ca. 50 CE) from Philippi to Thessalonica and then to Athens (1Thess 2:2; 1Thess 2:17-3:2; Phil 4:15-16) and says that he preached the gospel “as far around as Illyricum” (Rom 15:19). He also mentions a second visit to Macedonia (ca. 55 CE). (1Thess 4:10) seems to presuppose the existence of other early Christian communities in Macedonia besides Philippi and Thessalonica; on the founding of the church at Beroea see (Acts 17:10-12).

Acts 16:9-17:14

9During the night Paul had a vision: there stood a man of Macedonia pleading with him and saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”10When he had seen the vi ... View more

1Thess 2:2

2but though we had already suffered and been shamefully mistreated at Philippi, as you know, we had courage in our God to declare to you the gospel of God in sp ... View more

1Thess 2:17-3:2

Paul's Desire to Visit the Thessalonians Again
17As for us, brothers and sisters, when, for a short time, we were made orphans by being separated from you—in pe ... View more

Phil 4:15-16

15You Philippians indeed know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, excep ... View more

Rom 15:19

19by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and as far around as Illyricum I have fully proclaimed the good n ... View more

1Thess 4:10

10and indeed you do love all the brothers and sisters throughout Macedonia. But we urge you, beloved, to do so more and more,

Acts 17:10-12

Paul and Silas in Beroea
10That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas off to Beroea; and when they arrived, they went to the Jewish synagogue.11These Jew ... View more

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