Sermon Notes 12 September 2021
Speakers: Mr Ng Zhiwen/Mr Quek Tze-Ming
The Gospel Gets Out in Ephesus
Out of Business: The silversmith’s complaint (19.21-34)
Out of Order: The town clerk’s verdict (19.35-41)
(Out of the way: sometimes, the best thing a Christian can do)
Out of the Window: The preacher goes on… and on (20.1-16)
Challenge: Offence of the Gospel; AND Innocence of Life.
Courage and Encourage
- Read the bible passage again. Imagine you find yourself caught up in that crowd in the amphitheatre. What are your feelings?
- Why do the silversmiths and craftsmen see Paul and his message as a threat?
- Can you think of ways the gospel presents a similar threat today? What may be the equivalents of Great Artemis of the Ephesians in Singapore today? How can we balance telling the good news of Jesus so that it has real impact on the false ways of life in this world, without being a “jerk”?
- Where can we draw encouragement to be faithful witnesses for Jesus?