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.
Last 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.
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.
We 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.
My 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.
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.