Read Reflect Sensitivity to the Spirit of God (vv 19-21) In Ephesus, Paul went first to the synagogue, faithful to his strategy of evangelizing the Jews first. The Jews, in not wanting him to leave them, showed that they were sensitive to God’s Spirit, and were conscious that what they were hearing was indeed the […]Read More
Read Reflect “Have you received the Holy Spirit?” Paul is not convinced that the people before him are fully Christian. The sign that gives evidence that one belongs to Christ is, of course, the residing presence of the Holy Spirit. John’s baptism was only a commitment to leave the ways of sin. Salvation in Jesus […]Read More Holy Spirit, occult, power of God
In the book of Acts, Luke often calls Christianity, “The Way” of the Lord (9:2; 19:9; 22:4; 24:14, 22). This was an appropriate term because it accurately described the Christians beliefs, practices and preaching of Jesus Christ as “The Way”!
This “Way” was actually at the source of the great riot recorded in this chapter.Read More confrontation, idols, “the Way”