The Threat of the Gospel

Acts 19:20-41   Sermon Resources   |   16 May 2021


Sermon Summary

Pastor Billy returns to the Acts sermon series this week where we find Paul still in Ephesus facing an unruly mob stirred up by one man’s greed. In the sermon we will see that while opposition to the gospel is inevitable, God will always get the victory.

Discussion Questions

  1. In what ways have you been tempted to believe the lie that life should be easy?
  2. What do you think life was like for Christians living in Ephesus at this time?
  3. What was Demetrius’ real motivation for stirring up the crowd? What idol do you think captured his heart?
  4. Why is it important to take time to consider the heart of someone’s opposition to the gospel before offering a solution?
  5. What idols are in your life that might be preventing you from receiving the benefits of the gospel?
  6. What is wrong with the “mob mentality” of the Ephesians?
  7. How does God protect Paul and his people in this passage?


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