Thinking of Turkey

Tonight I am thinking of Turkey. No, I am not getting ready for Thanksgiving. I am thinking about the country.

Specifically about Tarsus, Antioch of Pisidia and Antioch on the Orontes.

Roman Road - Tarsus Roman Road - Steps of Paul - Cilician RoadLast Sunday for Bible class my subject was Tarsus in the Bible. I shared some information about the city and also some images from my Day in Tarsus.

The picture above is of a Roman road just north of Tarsus.

Roman Road Tarsus - Tarsus City Center - Steps of Paul - Paul the ApostleWe also visited the site of a Roman road that went through the middle of Tarsus.

Street in Antioch of Pisidia - Antioch - Paul's JourneysTomorrow morning I will be presenting an Antioch double header. I will be teaching the Bible class as well as preaching tomorrow.

In the Bible class I will talk about Antioch of Pisidia.

Above is a paved street called Decumanus Maximus that runs up to the Cardo Maximus.

Basilica, Antioch of Pisidia, Antioch, Church Building, SynagogueWe will also talk about the Great Basilica or Church of St. Paul at Antioch of Pisidia. I shared this picture in my post Sunday Morning Images.

hatay, Antakya Archaeology Museum, MosaicsMy sermon will be titled Antioch – A Model Church and is based on a sermon by Ferrell Jenkins that we listened to on the Sunday morning we were in Antakya, The city is also known as  Antioch on the Orontes or Syrian Antioch.

Did you know that there were 16 or 17 cities named Antioch in Turkey throughout history? I have been trying to find a list, but have not been successful yet. I just always see a statement that there were so many cities or places known as Antioch.

I know that Tarsus is one of them as it was once named Antiochia on the Cydnus. I have pieced together a list for myself, but am not confident enough to share it.

If someone knows where to find a list let me know.

Church of Saint Peter - Antakya - Turkey - Closed Musuem - Peter Preached Here?The sermon is a repeat, but I just had to go for the Antioch double header. Also, quite a few members were gone the Sunday when I preached the sermon and we have some new members since that time.

Ankerstein Chapel - Anchor Blocks

Model Church – Ankerstein

We will not be talking about model church buildings built with stones, but rather how the church at Antioch should be a model for us today.

Now to work on my presentations for tomorrow.

Steven

 

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2 responses to “Thinking of Turkey

  1. A. Faithfulness
    B. Strong Teaching Program
    C. In Honoring Christ
    D. Active in Foreigh Evangelism
    E. Unity
    F. Liberality

    But Antioch serves as a warning regarding apostasy.

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