Posted by: Brad Beaman | March 2, 2009

The Apostle Paul: Partners in Antioch


This is part of a series of posts that list all of the Apostle Paul’s partners in ministry.

This post covers partners in Paul’s Antioch ministry. 


Paul and Barnabas worked together in Antioch with the following local partners mentioned by name:


Agabas – Acts 11:27-28 A prophet from Jerusalem who came to Antioch and predicted famine. 

Local Prophets and teachers in Antioch:


Simeon called Niger – Acts 13:1

Lucius of Cyrene – Acts 13:1

Manaen  Acts 13:1 (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch)

Acts 11:9 the gospel reached Antioch because of the church in Jerusalem scattering triggered by Stephen’s death

Acts 11:19-30
Antioch sending Acts 13:1-4

Barnabas went to Tarsus found Saul and brought him to Antioch.
A great number had been brought to the Lord, Agabas prophesied drought
Sent Barnabas and Saul to Jerusalem with famine relief money
Prophets and teachers in Antioch
Barnabas, Saul
Simeon called Niger
Lucius of Cyrene
Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch)

Acts 15:30-35

 Gathered the congregation and delivered the Jerusalem council letter. Judas and Silas gave a message and then these prophets not from Antioch left and Silas, Paul and Barnabas remained in Antioch teaching and preaching.  


Acts 15:36-40

Paul suggested to Barnabas another missionary journey. Because Barnabas wanted to take John Mark there was a sharp dispute between Paul and Barnabas. Barnabas tool Mark

 Paul and Silas were committed by the Antioch church for what we know as Paul’s second missionary journey.

Related Links 

The Apostle Paul: partners during first missionary journey

Bible verses for Paul’s Missionary journeys


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