The objective of this article is to deal precisely and systematically with the preliminary urban
missionary outreach of the apostle Paul as referred to the book of Acts, chapters 13–14. This
article covers an ample spectrum of Paul’s mission work together with his companions.
The book of Acts gives us a full exposition of the Holy Spirit as the primary agent of mission.
The Holy Spirit led the church in Antioch of Syria in the dedication of Paul and Barnabas for
their mission work which was specifically to the Gentiles as the Jews who were given the first
preference rejected the Gospel (Ac 13:46). Christ in Acts 9:15 indicated his intention of choosing
Paul as his chosen vessel to bear his name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of
Israel, and this commission of Paul to the Gentiles was also referred to in Acts 22:21. The result
of the apostles’ propagation of the Word of God was that many Gentile people from different
cities repented and became Christians. Although the apostles encountered many challenges
and opposition, their initial campaign ended in a good mode, as they experienced the
wonderful works of God to the Gentiles as God had opened a door of faith (salvation) among
INTRADISCIPLINARY AND/OR INTERDISCIPLINARY IMPLICATIONS : This article deals with missiological
issues as it refers to Paul, who together with his crew encountered many challenges in their
mission work like an opposition, expulsion, exaltation, stoning and so on. Even though they
faced those challenges, they did not evacuate their responsibility of propagating the Word of
God in different metropolitan areas. Thus where the element of ‘perseverance of the saints’ of
the Reformed Dogmatics comes in.