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The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• The gospel always brings opposition
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• The gospel always brings opposition
• God makes sure that the gospel keeps
spreading
Lord of the Rings
Acts
Lord of the Rings
The One Ring
Acts
Lord of the Rings
The One Ring
Must be taken to Mount
Doom to be destroyed
Acts
Lord of the Rings
Acts
The One Ring
The Gospel - the good
news of Jesus
Must be taken to Mount
Doom to be destroyed
Lord of the Rings
Acts
The One Ring
The Gospel - the good
news of Jesus
Must be taken to Mount
Doom to be destroyed
Must be taken to the ends
of the earth so people can
be saved
“But you will receive power
when the Holy Spirit comes on you;
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem,
and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 (NIV)
Lord of the Rings
Acts
The One Ring
The Gospel - the good
news of Jesus
Must be taken to Mount
Doom to be destroyed
Must be taken to the ends
of the earth so people can
be saved
Lord of the Rings
Acts
The One Ring
The Gospel - the good
news of Jesus
Must be taken to Mount
Doom to be destroyed
Must be taken to the ends
of the earth so people can
be saved
Paul must take the
gospel to Rome
Paul in Ephesus – Acts 19
Paul in Ephesus – Acts 19
• Preaches in the synagogue for 3 months (v8)
Paul in Ephesus – Acts 19
• Preaches in the synagogue for 3 months (v8)
• Preaches in the lecture hall of Tyrannus – for 2
years (v9-10)
Paul in Ephesus – Acts 19
• Preaches in the synagogue for 3 months (v8)
• Preaches in the lecture hall of Tyrannus – for 2
years (v9-10)
• Miracles prove the truth of the gospel (v11-12)
Paul in Ephesus – Acts 19
• Preaches in the synagogue for 3 months (v8)
• Preaches in the lecture hall of Tyrannus – for 2
years (v9-10)
• Miracles prove the truth of the gospel (v11-12)
• Jesus’ name is not something you can just use
without knowing Jesus as Lord (v13-16)
Paul in Ephesus – Acts 19
• Preaches in the synagogue for 3 months (v8)
• Preaches in the lecture hall of Tyrannus – for 2
years (v9-10)
• Miracles prove the truth of the gospel (v11-12)
• Jesus’ name is not something you can just use
without knowing Jesus as Lord (v13-16)
• People burn their sorcery scrolls – worth millions
of pounds (v19)
Paul in Ephesus – Acts 19
Demetrius’s argument
Demetrius’s argument
• Our trade will lose its good name
Demetrius’s argument
• Our trade will lose its good name
• The temple of Artemis will be discredited
Demetrius’s argument
• Our trade will lose its good name
• The temple of Artemis will be discredited
• Artemis herself will be robbed of her divine
majesty
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• The gospel always brings opposition
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• The gospel always brings opposition
Maybe for financial reasons
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• The gospel always brings opposition
Maybe for financial reasons
Maybe for other reasons – e.g. choice
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• God makes sure that the gospel keeps
spreading
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• God makes sure that the gospel keeps
spreading
He keeps Paul safe – the gospel must get to
Rome!
The Riot at Ephesus – Acts 19
• God makes sure that the gospel keeps
spreading
He keeps Paul safe – the gospel must get to
Rome!
He uses unlikely ways to carry out his plans
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