Sermons by Eric Shonebarger
The same trap that people set for you, is the same thing that God will use to bring about your victory
Paul continues to prepare the Ephesian Elders for his absence. He reminds them of his character and at the same time the wolves would come among them, and to remember how he was with them. What’s your character say about you? What legacy does it leave?
In the twentieth chapter of Acts, Paul meets with the Ephesian elders in and tells them that imprisonment and suffering lies ahead. This all had to happen so that Paul could fulfill his heart’s desire in preaching to the lost in Rome. He had a choice to make: Either be a conqueror or a quitter. What will you be?
Paul meets with the Ephesian elders one more time to impart wisdom on them. In this he reminds them that they know who he is and he hasn’t shrunk back from preaching the gospel. Who are you as a Christian? Have you shrunk back?
Kingdom oriented people are never satisfied resting on their accomplishments. They are always looking towards what is next and pressing on to be everything that God has called them to be.
In Acts 19, the entire city of Ephesus is transformed after witnessing what happened to some priests who tried to use the name of Paul and Jesus. Watch the message above to see what happens when an entire city lifts up the name of Jesus.
Everything was going well for Paul on his second missionary journey. From Corinth, Paul was reaching entire households with the gospel. At the same time, evil was present. In order to accomplish what God had set before him, Paul must conquer his fear with faith. Sermon is based on Acts 18:7-9.