Acts to Revelation

Acts to Revelation

In this series of Drive Thru History, we are going to explore what happened next as we investigate the period of time following Jesus’s resurrection, and look at the amazing lives of the very first Christians. Beginning in Jerusalem and using the Book of Acts as our roadmap, we will travel the Mediterranean region to share the people, places, and events that launched the Christian faith.

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Acts to Revelation
  • Episode 1: The Gospel Shared at Pentecost

    Dave reintroduces us to the Apostles, who were living in Jerusalem after the remarkable events surrounding the resurrection and ascension of Jesus. On Pentecost, the Apostles experienced something truly special, when the Holy Spirit empowered them to start sharing the Gospel. After Peter’s first ...

  • Episode 2: The Church Grows in Jerusaslem

    The church continued to grow in Jerusalem and the Apostles continued preaching at Solomon’s Colonnade on the Temple Mount. Peter and John healed a crippled man and were imprisoned by the authorities because they were perceived as a growing threat to the religious establishment. However, after Pet...

  • Episode 3: The Gospel Spreads to the Gentiles

    Dave travels to a number of sites outside Jerusalem to share accounts of the Gospel being preached in Samaria, Judea, and beyond. We follow Philip to the Samaritan city of Sebaste, where he confronted a sorcerer, and the Roman Road to Gaza, where he baptized an Ethiopian court official. We then t...

  • Episode 4: Saul of Tarsus & the Road to Damascus

    Dave introduces us to Saul and we visit his hometown of Tarsus in present-day Turkey. We travel a segment of the Road to Damascus and experience Saul’s supernatural encounter with Jesus. Dave climbs Mount Bental in the Golan Heights of Israel to get a glimpse of Syria, while examining the dramati...

  • Episode 5: Paul’s First Missionary Journey – The Island of Cyprus

    Followers of Jesus started congregating in Syrian Antioch, about 300 miles north of Jerusalem. There, the church grew quickly among the Jews and Gentiles. Dave travels to modern-day Antakya, Turkey, and the ancient church known as “St. Peter’s Cave,” to explore the Biblical accounts. Ultimately, ...

  • Episode 6: The Journey Continues – Pamphylia, Galatia & Asia Minor

    In this episode, Dave continues traveling the route of Paul’s first missionary journey, sailing north from Cyprus to the coast of Asia Minor. Dave visits the Biblical sites of Perga, Pisidian Antioch, Iconium, Lystra, and Derbe, where Paul and Barnabas preached the Gospel, healed the sick, and fa...

  • Episode 7: The Jerusalem Council & Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

    Paul and Barnabas returned to Syrian Antioch, where they spent a considerable period of time strengthening the church there. After a number of months, they traveled to Jerusalem for a special meeting of church leaders. James and the Jerusalem Council ultimately decided that Gentile believers were...

  • Episode 8: The Second Journey Continues – Philippi and Thessalonica

    Paul and his team continued their missionary journey through Macedonia in present-day Greece. After crossing the Aegean Sea, they landed at Neapolis and traveled to nearby Philippi. Dave visits the ancient ruins of Philippi and investigates the Biblical accounts that happened there. Dave then tak...

  • Episode 9: A Road Trip to Athens

    Paul, Silas, and Timothy escaped Thessalonica and set-up shop in the remote city of Berea, where they preached the Gospel. Once again, the mobs got violent, and Paul was sent ahead to Athens for his safety. Dave takes a 300-mile road trip from Berea to Athens in present-day Greece, visiting ancie...

  • Episode 10: Ancient Corinth

    After a short time in Athens, Paul hit the road again. His next stop was Corinth, the capital city of Achaia Province. Corinth was a pretty immoral place, filled with pagan temples and idols. Dave explores the accounts of Paul working and teaching in the city, investigating a number of artifacts ...

  • Episode 11: Paul’s Third Missionary Journey -- Ephesus

    After spending time in Syrian Antioch, Paul left once more to travel the Roman Empire and share the Gospel message. Paul’s third missionary journey took him back through Tarsus, Derbe, Lystra, Iconium, and Pisidian Antioch. He visited churches and friends throughout the regions of Galatia and Phr...

  • Episode 12: Paul’s Final Trip to Jerusalem & Caesarea

    Despite the warnings, Paul’s heart was to return to Jerusalem one last time. While there, the Jewish leaders brought false charges against him and a riot broke out. The Roman legion stationed near the Jerusalem temple saved Paul from the mobs and sent him to Caesarea Maritima to face the Roman go...

  • Episode 13 - Adventures at Sea: the Island of Malta

    After two years of house arrest in Caesarea, Paul was finally sent to Rome to stand trial before the emperor. Under the supervision of a centurion named Julius, Paul and the other passengers endured a perilous journey at sea, ultimately being shipwrecked on the Island of Malta. Dave explores anci...

  • Episode 14 - A Final Journey to Rome

    After three months on Malta, Paul finally arrived in Rome, where Julius turned him over to the Emperor’s Praetorian Guard. Dave travels the Appian Way to the Eternal City to investigate Paul’s two years of ministry there while under house arrest. Dave also enjoys some pizza while exploring ancien...

  • Episode 15 - The Martyrdom of Paul & Peter

    Persecution was heating up for the Christians in Rome and throughout the entire Mediterranean region. The Book of Acts ended with Paul awaiting his trial before the Roman Emperor. Dave stays in Rome to investigate Nero’s burning of the city in 64 AD. He also explores the final days of Paul and Pe...

  • Episode 16 - John and the Island of Patmos

    The most famous exile to be banished to Patmos was the Apostle John, a personal disciple of Jesus and the writer of one of the four Gospels. Dave travels by sea to the incredible Greek island to investigate the story of John and his impact on the New Testament. Dave visits the Cave of the Apocaly...

  • Episode 17 - The Seven Churches of Revelation

    Dave travels to the ancient province of Asia Minor, which is now part of present-day Turkey. There, he continues his investigation of the Apostle John and takes a road trip through the seven churches addressed in the Book of Revelation: Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia an...

  • Episode 18 - The Book Closes on the New Testament Period

    Dave ends his road trip through Asia Minor at Laodicea and Colossae, revealing more evidence for the accuracy of Scripture that continues surfacing at archaeology sites like these. Dave then returns to the island of Malta to complete his journey through the world of the first Christians. He explo...