Posts Tagged ‘Paul in Ephesus’

Acts 19:21-41 NOT Quiet on the Eastern Front

God’s protection even from mass hysteria

Since the seven sons of Sceva incident things have been going well in Ephesus. That changes in our story today. One of the craftsmen in town is going to really stir the pot.

Paul was preparing to leave Ephesus at the beginning of our reading. He has made up his mind that he wants to make a trip to Jerusalem and then to Rome. Luke tells us that “Paul resolved in the Spirit” (verse 21) to make this journey. I wonder if that means that the Holy Spirit was telling him that he would wind up there eventually or that he was supposed to go there on his own. We know he goes but how he gets there is a bit different than what he had planned out. Read more »

Acts 19:1-10 Taking the Next Step

God met the new believer’s needs through Paul

Before we get into our reading today I want to apologize AGAIN for being lax in posting. I have been enjoying my family overnight visitors and being lazy. That is my honest answer. I also took a couple nights off to simply re read the Christmas stories in the gospels. Please forgive me AGAIN. I will try and be more faithful in the future. I can also promise that there will be times when I’m not. For those times, I beg your indulgence and forgiveness in advance. I am human and VERY fallible too.

Down to business now. We join Paul again in our reading today. He has come back to Ephesus after his visit home. He arrived after our new acquaintance Apollos had left for Corinth. Read more »