Monday, November 19, 2012

Acts 13 Paul on Cyprus

The first part of Acts 13 follows Paul on one of his missionary journeys to Cyprus. The story is told in 5 pictures. Picture 1 shows the church at Antioch laying hands on Paul & Barnabus sending them on their way to preach the good news in Cyprus.
Picture 2 (left) shows Paul and Barnabus boarding ship at Seleucia.

Picture 3 shows Paul preaching in one of the synagogues of Salamis. After traveling across the island they came to Paphos where they were summoned by the proconsul Sergius Paulus who desired to hear the word of God. In picture 4 (right)
we see Barnabus, Paul and John, who had now joined them, arriving at the proconsul's seaside villa. Stood to one side is Bar-Jesus, (or Elymas), who was a Jewish sorcerer, false prophet and attendant of Sergius Paulus. He's clearly not pleased to see Paul and his companions!

As Paul explains the Gospel to Sergius, Elymas the sorcerer tries to discourage him from listening. The final picture shows Paul rebuking Elymas who has now lost his sight and is groping around. Sergius Paulus is amazed at what he sees and hears.

6 Comments:

At 1:17 am, Blogger Deboraw said...

Well, Graham, apparently I've been away from not only my blog, but yours as well...and you've been busy. (Where as I have been busy, but away.) Good work, and I've enjoyed catching up. Smile. Have a good holiday, to you and yours. Now where did I put those glasses...!

 
At 11:33 am, Anonymous Nina said...

Beautiful illustrations, hope your gifts were well received and you had a great Christmas

 
At 11:40 am, Blogger Bible artist said...

Hi Nina
Yes everyone loved the gifts thank you. We'll be calling into your wonderful shop again soon! Have a great christmas and keep drawing!

 
At 1:46 am, Anonymous DavidMorgan said...

I like your web site and blog posts a lot, they are very inspiring and informative. Thank you for providing such quality post.

Just wanted to say that reading the Bible is so very important for me. Finding time to spend in the Word of God is probable the best use of my time. I also like the Audio Bible and listen to that when I am driving. Found that to be a great time saver.

Problem is that people really don't seem to have enough time to read or listen to the Bible as much as they would like to in today's hectic pace.

However, I try to put time aside everyday to read my Bible, If I don’t then I just feel that my day is not complete and I'm not fulfilled. Some people are dedicated to working out, playing golf, and many other things they do all the time.

For me it’s reading my Bible and I would advise the same for everyone. It’s a source of joy and inspiration as well as comfort and encouragement.

God Bless you in your ministry

David Morgan

 
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At 3:03 am, Blogger Neha Chohan said...

Nice article!
Regards
Neha C
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