A.O.T.A. Pt4 ” Who are you?”August 23, 2020
The Acts of the Apostles – Part Four “Jesus I know, Paul I know but who are you?”
Acts of Paul in Ephesus in Acts 19
Acts of Paul in Ephesus
- Leading people in receiving the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
- Preaching and Teaching in the synagogue for 3 months
Acts 19:8-9 (NLT); Then Paul went to the synagogue and preached for the next three , arguing persuasively about the Kingdom of God. But some became stubborn, rejecting his message and publicly speaking against the . So, Paul left the synagogue and took the believers with him. Then he held daily discussions at the lecture hall of Tyrannus.
Not everybody is going to listen to you. Even if the message is the Gospel people have to chose whether or not to listen. * Christians we called people of the Way.
Acts 19:10 (NLT) This went on for the next two years, so that people throughout the province of Asia-both Jews and Greeks-heard the word of the Lord.
Paul preached all over Asia for 2 years. The message of the Gospel can both reach anywhere and also take time to be received. Keep reaching and engaging people with the Gospel.
Acts 19:11 (NLT); God gave Paul the power to perform miracles.
God gave power but maintained ! God granted Paul the power to miracles. The authority remained and remains God’s. These miracles were very different.
Acts 19:12,13(NLT); When handkerchiefs or aprons that had merely touched his skin were placed on people, they were healed of their diseases, and evil spirits were A group of Jews was traveling from town to town casting out evil spirits. They tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus in their incantation, saying, “I command you in the name of whom Paul preaches, to come out!”
They had the right name, Jesus but they had authority.
Acts 19:14-15 (NLT; Seven sons of Sceva, a leading priest, were doing this. But one time when they tried it, the evil spirit replied, “I know Jesus, and I know Paul, but are you?”
Everyone and everything are and will be to Jesus!
Romans 14:11 (NLT); For the Scriptures say, ” ‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘ knee will bend to Me, and tongue will and give to God.’ “
James 2:19 (NLT); You say you have faith, for you believe that there is one God. for you! Even the believe this, and they tremble in terror.
Demons tremble at the name of Jesus! There is power in the name of Jesus. There is authority in the person of Jesus.
Mark 16:17 (NLT); These miraculous signs will accompany those who They will cast out demons in My name, and they will speak in new languages.
God given authority has and we also must be very wary, of the . Paul acted under God’s with and as the evidence among other things, and to glorify God.
Always seek God’s direction and surrender to His and timing in every area.
So, the question is; have you to your to God’s ? Do you know Jesus in right relationship?