Series: Christian Mission in a Pagan World
June 7, 2021 | The Rev. Dr. Jonathan Bailes
The mission and message of the early church was sometimes met with hostility, as we see in Acts 19, when a riot breaks out in the city of Ephesus in response to Paul's preaching. But why did the Ephesians react so strongly? In this lesson, we examine what happens when the all-encompassing claims of Christ as Lord threaten the local economy.
The book of Acts tells the story of the birth and expansion of the Church in a pagan world, bearing witness to the irresistible power of the Holy Spirit.