When you read the New Testament from Acts onward, you see a flurry of cities and regions where the Holy Spirit is working in powerful ways. Many are the stories of God moving through the apostles in these areas. Thessalonica, where a newly planted church takes the area by storm - spreading the gospel everywhere. Troas, where Luke, the evangelist preached. Philippi, site of Paul’s first evangelical sermon and where a powerful church was planted. Berea, the home of the “more noble” believers who searched to see what the Scriptures said. Ephesus, site of the first mega-church where Timothy pastored is also a church to whom Paul wrote. Remember the Temple of Artemis, where the pagans worshiped Diana and started a riot? And who can forget the island of Patmos, from where John wrote his book of Revelation following the visions God gave him.
These are the cities, places, and stories you want to see, experience, and learn more about. But a great trip to this region will also include Themapylae, where Greeks fought for their freedom during the Persian wars of 480 BC. The Greek city-state, Sparta, is the topic of numerous movies and historical battles, and of course, Athens, the jewel of Greece.
I’ve read of these places for years, but have never been there. All that is about to change. I’m leading a trip in November of 2024, and I want to invite you to come with me. If you’ve been to Israel, you know how a trip to that region can help the Scripture be even more meaningful with historical facts and details that you can actually experience. Well, the same applies to Greece - the gateway of the gospel as it made its way across the continent and eventually across the sea to the Western world of which we are a part.
Consider joining us for the 2024 Trip to Greece! This link will give you the details, but the Bible itself will chart the course. I’ll be teaching through each of these cities and regions and can’t wait to discover who is going with us! Join us if you can!
Click the link HERE for full information about our upcoming trip to Greece!
Thoughts from John Meador and insights from God's Word.