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The Ephesus Church - Part1

Sun, Jan 29, 2017
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After this, Paul stayed many days longer and then took leave of the brothers and set sail for Syria, and with him Priscilla and Aquila. At Cenchreae he had cut his hair, for he was under a vow. And they came to Ephesus, and he left them there, but he himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. -Acts 18:18-19 (ESV) We think of Christianity and the gospel in calm and orderly terms. Those that believe it become exemplary parents, employees, and citizens, it’s claimed. It sets their life right and they pull it all together. But does it? I know the times and culture were different, but as I read Acts, it seems that as the gospel was preached throughout the ancient world it was a disruptive force. For the next couple weeks we will look at what happened when it broke into the town of Ephesus. Take some time to read through Acts 18-19 to prepare yourself for Sunday, and I challenge you to consider how disruptive the gospel is.
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