Paul continues his ministry in Ephesus, first in the synagogue and then in the school of Tyrannus for 2 years. All Asia hears the Gospel as a result. We learn the following lessons from this account and apply them to our situation:

  • We must press forward in our efforts to advance God’s Kingdom and not be discouraged by opposition.
  • When doors of opportunity close in one direction, we should look for others to open so we can continue to spread the Gospel.
  • We should recognize that it is the Lord who brings about changes in our circumstances to give us opportunities to further the Gospel work.
  • As we do God’s will, He will work with us to confirm His message.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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