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Ephesians for Beginners - #3 - The City and Church of Ephesus


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This lesson examines the historical and social settings in which the church at Ephesus was established.

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Ephesians for Beginners - #3 - The City and Church of Ephesus

  1. 1. Mike Mazzalongo Mike Mazzalongo #3 Ephesians The City and Church at Ephesus forBeginners
  2. 2. Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey
  3. 3. Ancient City of Ephesus
  4. 4. Temple of Diana
  5. 5. Goddess Diana/Artemis
  6. 6. 8 And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. Acts 19:8
  7. 7. 9 But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus. Acts 19:9
  8. 8. 10 This took place for two years, so that all who lived in  Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks. 11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, Acts 19:10-11
  9. 9. 12  so that handkerchiefs or aprons were even carried from his body to the sick, and the diseases left them and the evil spirits went out. Acts 19:12
  10. 10. 13 But also some of the Jewish exorcists, who went from place to place, attempted to name over those who had the evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, “I adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preaches.” Acts 19:13
  11. 11. 14 Seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, were doing this. 15 And the evil spirit answered and said to them, “I recognize Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?” Acts 19:14-15
  12. 12. 16 And the man, in whom was the evil spirit, leaped on them and subdued all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. Acts 19:16
  13. 13. 17 This became known to all, both Jews and Greeks, who lived in Ephesus; and fear fell upon them all and the name of the Lord Jesus was being magnified. Acts 19:17
  14. 14. 8 Many also of those who had believed kept coming, confessing and disclosing their practices. Acts 19:18
  15. 15. 19 And many of those who practiced magic brought their books together and began burning them in the sight of everyone; and they counted up the price of them and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing. Acts 19:19-20
  16. 16. 21 Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” Acts 19:21
  17. 17. 22 And having sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while. Acts 19:22
  18. 18. The Riot - Artemis - Greek Word For Diana - Unlawful For Ephesians To Execute A Roman Citizen.
  19. 19. Syncretism= Mixing Together Of Religions. Biblical Christianity Does Not Allow Syncretism.
  20. 20. Roman Prison Epistles Onesimus Epaphroditus 61-63 AD Ephesians Colossians Philemon Philippians
  21. 21. Reasons For Letter 1.  Influence of Pagan Society
  22. 22. Reasons For Letter 1.  Influence of Pagan Society 2. Persecution of the church
  23. 23. Reasons For Letter 1.  Influence of Pagan Society 2.  Persecution of the church 3. False Teaching
  24. 24. Reasons For Letter 1.  Influence of Pagan Society 2.  Persecution of the church 3.  False Teaching 4. Division in the church
  25. 25. Reasons For Letter Paul did not want to see 2 churches one Jewish and one Gentile
  26. 26. The Epistle of the Church Acts Physical history of the church Eph. Character of the church
  27. 27. Outline of Ephesians 1. Blessings of the church- 1:1-23 2. Universality of the church- 2:1-3:21 3. Obligations of the church: A. Unity- 4:1-16 B.  Righteousness- 4:17-6:9 C.  Faithfulness- 6:10-24
  28. 28. The Epistle to the Ephesians demonstrates how important the church is to God’s plan for mankind.