Apr. 11, 2021
Imagine living in one of the most prosperous and powerful cities in the world. Money, Power, Culture, Entertainment, a thriving temple, a massive arena, Ephesus had it all, or so the Ephesians thought. Then Paul brought Jesus to town and the city began to blow up. Division threated the city. Riots filled the streets. The presence of Jesus brought the economy to its knees. The Gospel not only changed the city, the church in Ephesus changed the entire region of Asia Minor. In today's message we learn how a church can influence a community. This provides the context for the most theologically rich letters of all time.