The Apostle Paul                                                  (Passionate  Disciple)                            by Dr. Ralph F. Wilson 

Week 7 Outline


7. Paul in Ephesus (Acts 18:23-19:41, 52-55 AD)

Strengthening All the Disciples (Acts 18:23)

Ephesus (52-55 AD)

7.1. The Ministry of Apollos (Acts 18:24-19:1-7)

Apollos, a Native of Alexandria (Acts 18:24-28)

Divisions in the Corinthian Church (1 Corinthians 1:11-12; 3:3-6)

Formal Greek Rhetoric vs. Rabbinical Disputation

7.2 Paul’s Ministry in Ephesus (Acts 19)

John the Baptist Followers in Ephesus (Acts 19:1-7)

Regeneration by the Holy Spirit

Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

Ministry in the Synagogue at Ephesus (Acts 19:8-9)

Rejection in the Synagogue (Acts 19:8a)

School of Missions at the Lecture Hall of Tyrannus (Acts 19:9b-10)

7.3. Power Evangelism in Ephesus

Extraordinary Miracles (Acts 19:11-12)

Exorcism by the Seven Sons of Sceva (Acts 19:13-17)

Burning Occult Books (Acts 19:18-19)

The Ongoing Power of God in Ephesus (Acts 19:20)

Resolving in the Spirit (Acts 19:21-22)

Timothy and Erastus Sent to Macedonia (Acts 19:22)

7.4. Handling Persecution and Pressures

The Silversmith Riot in Ephesus (Acts 19:23-41)

A Quick Trip to Corinth and Possible Imprisonment

Victory and Opposition (1 Corinthians 16:9)

Overwhelming Pressure in Ephesus (2 Corinthians 1:8-10)

Relying on God’s Deliverance (2 Corinthians 1:9-10)

Hard Pressed, but Not Crushed (2 Corinthians 4:8-12)

Death in Us, Life in You (2 Corinthians 4:10-12)

Intercessory Prayer (2 Corinthians 1:10b-11)

Lessons for Disciples

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