In our readings this week, the Gospel has such an overwhelming effect on the city of Ephesus that the idol makers bring forth a riot and try to get rid of the Christians.
Monday, August 6 Read Acts 19:1-22. Why does Paul feel it necessary to baptize the believers he finds in Ephesus? What does this tell us about baptism?
Tuesday, August 7 Read Acts 19:23-41. The Gospel had such a transformative effect in Ephesus that those who crafted idols rioted over their loss of business. What would it look like for the Gospel to transform your neighborhood?
Saturday, August 11 After reviewing Acts 19, Read Ephesians 5:1-20. What do you think Paul means by “Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.”?
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