Paul's First Mission Work
| Very likely most
Bible students would consider that which is called Paul's first missionary
journey (into Cyprus, etc.) as his first work. But he had done much work
long before he and Barnabas set out on that journey. After his baptism he
immediately began preaching Christ in Damascus. He went into Arabia (his
activities unknown) and back to Damascus. It was three years later he went
to Jerusalem where he saw Peter and James, the Lord's the brother. He was
active in preaching the gospel all that time.
True enough, he took the gospel to distant places thereafter on three journeys plus his trip to Rome. One way to count is that Paul made five mission trips. He began his work from the beginning of his conversion and continued until his death in Rome. He knew the gospel is for all and did his best to see to it that as many as possible heard it.