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Paul’s commitment to Jerusalem and the Torah never wavers, as Luke will make clear next. Paul wants to cross the waters and visit Macedonia and Greece and then go back to Jerusalem and then after that get the gospel to […]

The sort of miracles done by Paul in Ephesus drew much attention, in fact, too much attention. You can read the report below… 19:11 God was performing extraordinary miracles by Paul’s hands, 19:12 so that when even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched […]

Paul became a virtual local pastor in Ephesus. Notice these words: 19:8 So Paul entered the synagogue and spoke out fearlessly for three months, addressing and convincing them about the kingdom of God. 19:9 But when some were stubborn and refused to believe, […]

Missional work in Ephesus (ruins to the right) involves plenty of unplanned-for work, namely ushering some disciples of John the Baptist into the fullness of the Pentecost era. 19:1 While Apollos was in Corinth, Paul went through the inland regions and […]

Luke’s narrative was compressed in the previous paragraph because he wants to get Paul to Ephesus. So, Luke takes us now to Ephesus and he begins with Apollos: 18:24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, arrived in Ephesus. […]

Luke in some ways leaves it to his readers to imagine what Paul was doing when he sets out a string of activities and travels in Acts 18: 18:18 Paul, after staying many more days in Corinth, said farewell to the […]

Luke describes yet another event in Paul’s missional work in Corinth — correct that, God’s missional work through Paul. That God is doing something in Corinth was made abundantly clear in the previous passage because Paul is told to stay […]

Even if the results of Paul’s preaching on the Areopagus were negligible (Acts 17:32-34, but who is to pronounce on results?), Paul moves on to Corinth. Here are the words of Acts 18: 18:1 After this Paul departed from Athens and […]

Paul’s speech on the Areopagus is one for the ages, and I think we gain a glimpse into Paul’s strategy with Gentiles pagans when he “gospels” them. Yesterday I posted the full text and today I want to make a […]

Paul’s speech on the Areopagus is one for the ages, though it has generated a number of issues, not the least of which is that some think Paul was out of line in that he has reduced the gospel too […]