Question: Are you a member of the Way?
8 And he went into the synagogue and spoke boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading concerning the things of the kingdom of God.
9 But when some were hardened and did not believe, but spoke evil of the Way before the multitude, he departed from them and withdrew the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.
In summary, Paul speaks at the synagogue in Ephesus for three months. But some unbelievers spoke against the Way. Then Paul withdrew the disciples to the school of Tyrannus.
Are we speaking boldly?
Has God given you the privalige of teaching others the Bible? Are you a Pastor, small group teacher, children’s Sunday school teacher, or blogger. Speak to others with confidence from the word of God. Are you a friend or a parent? Speak boldly with your friends and children concerning the kingdom of God. Those who will listen will be encouraged and built up by His words. However, be prepared, those who reject His words will be hardened.
Are you a member of the Way?
The sect, known as Christians, were also called the Way. The Way were followers of Jesus. They believed He was the promised Messiah foretold in the law and the prophets. They repented of their sins. They believed and trusted He died, buried, and was resurrected for their sins. They were baptized in His name. They believed He was their king. Are you living in the Way?
3 “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
4 “And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
Acts 24:14,22 (NKJV)
14 But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets: 22 And when Felix heard these things, having more perfect knowledge of [that] way, he deferred them, and said, When Lysias the chief captain shall come down, I will know the uttermost of your matter.
Acts 28:22 (NKJV)
22 But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
Are you studying daily?
Paul trained the disciples in Ephesus daily at the school of Tyrannus. Wow, this was a serious seminary. How about us, we have Paul’s writings and much much more in our hands, the Bible? If Paul was in your town, would you go listen to him? Of course, it would be a great privilege. But we have something even better. We have Moses’ words, King David’s words, Solomon’s , the prophet’s, Jesus’, Peter’s, John’s and many more. Let us study the Bible daily.
God bless, Bob @smallgroupbible
Acts 9:2 (NKJV)
2 And desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem.
23 And about that time there arose a great commotion about the Way.
Acts 22:4 (NKJV)
4 And I persecuted this way unto the death, binding and delivering into prisons both men and women.