Secrets of the Mediterranean.

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This spring my husband Vern and I went to the Cyclades Islands of Greece, it was 12 days of amazing beauty, excitement in the Apostle Pauls footsteps. Breathtaking views across the Mediterranean and Aegean Seas.

As we walked the footsteps of the apostle Paul it was amazing how the Bible came alive, walking the streets of Athens, Hydra, Crete, Rhodes, Knights of Saint John’s, St. John’s Basilicas, Santorini, Heraklion, Asia Minor, (Turkey) Ephesus is a highlight of our life.

Seeing the hill that Paul was captured on before he was held for years to write those letters, today our books of the Bible before he was beheaded.  (Acts and Romans’)

St. Paul understood that the soul of every man, black, white, pagan, Roman is entitled to the right and saving grace of God by his own decision. Anyone who was willing to admit his own wrong and repent, follow Christ with a goal to live as Christ did deservedly was forgiven.

When Paul saw the light on the road to Tarcus he saw the light, of the world for every man, woman and child who he knew would need the grace of Christ just to get through earthly life.

He understood in his conversion from Saul to St. Paul that his daily bread was the grace of Christ’s forgiveness itself.

Paul killed Christians, even one of the apostles Stephen, his heart allowed him to kill one of Christ’s own, and then through his own conversion to Christianity accept the men who crucified Christ to be converted through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and find peace and forgiveness.  Paul understood and still understands the saving grace of Jesus Christ, then and forever.

Our needs are met in Christ, Our Daily Bread is his Grace.

Grace is a gift that is given that we cannot earn, cannot be purchased, we do not deserve this gift, but because we are promised the love of Christ, Grace is your gift of faith in Christ Jesus.

The apostle Paul made and unexpected stop in Crete, at Fair Havens on the southern coast, as he was traveling as a prisoner by ship to Rome. (Acts 27:8)  Titus 1:5 passage implies that Paul and Titus had ministered together on Crete, but this ministry is not recorded in Acts. Titus was and early Christian missionary and church leader, a companion and disciple of Paul the Apostle, mentioned as one of several Pauline epistles including the Epistle of Titus… Titus brought a letter of fundraising from Paul to Corinth, to collect for the poor in Jerusalem.

Today Crete is full of beautiful monasteries, chapels and churches, many of which are dilapidated and have magnificent wall paintings, icons, dating from 961 -1204, there are about 300 churches in Crete, scattered around the island.

Paul spread the word of Christianity more than anyone else and for this reason he was Named the “Apostle of the Nations”. Paul Visited Greece Preaching the Gospel and teaching people about Jesus’ commission to love one another and the mission to let everyone know about eternal life though the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Roman history proves he and Christ are real.

 

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