Paul's Third Missionary Journey - Part 1
Priscilla and Aquila mentored Apollos in Ephesus and he went on to have a ministry that was influential to people in a wide geographical area. There were also believers there who hadn't heard about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. When Paul prayed with them and laid hands on them, they received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. To them, this was a confirmation of the prophecy in Joel chapter 2. As people responded to Paul's preaching, Demetrius and others associated with the temple of Artemus confronted Paul because they saw this as a threat to their religion and their occupation of making idols. After continuing to preach in Ephesus and also write the book of Romans, Paul traveled to a few more cities, then left for Jerusalem. He stopped in Ephesus to say goodby to the elders that he had relationship with, and charged them to watch over and encourage the believers there.
I. THE MINISTRY IN GALATIA, 18:23
II. THE MINISTRY IN EPHESUS, 18:24-19:41
A. Ephesus was the guardian of the temple of Artemis.
B. Artemis was the goddess of hunting, wild animals, childbirth and nature, 19:35.
C. The Work of Apollos, 18:24-28
D. The Encounter with the Disciples of John, 19:1-7
E. The Triumph of the Gospel, 19:8-20
1. Preaching in the synagogue, 19:8
2. Teaching in the school of Tyrannus, 19:9-10
3. The authentication of the message, 19:11-12
4. The judgment on the counterfeits, 19:13-16
5. The progress of the gospel, 19:17-20
F. Paul's Travel Plans, 19:21-22
1. To visit Macedonia and Achaia, 21
2. To visit Jerusalem, 21
3. To visit Rome 21, Rom. 15:24-26
G. The Clash with the Cult of Artemis, 19:24-41
III. THE MINISTRY IN MACEDONIA AND GREECE, 20:1-5
A. Paul left Ephesus in May of A.D. 56 and headed north to Troas.
B. In Macedonia, 20:1-2, Paul wrote 2nd Corinthians (fall 56).
C. In Greece 20:3a, 5, Paul spent the winter of A.D. 56/57(Achaia) and wrote Romans.
D. The Fellow Workers of Paul 20:4
IV. THE MINISTRY IN TROAS, 20:6-12
V. THE MINISTRY IN MILETUS, 20:13-38
A. Journey to Miletus, 20:13-16
B. Instructions to the Ephesian Elders, 20:17-35
VI.THE MINISTRY IN TYRE, 21:1-6
VII. THE MINISTRY AT CAESAREA 21:7-16
A. The prophecy of Agabus, 9-11, 20:22-24, 21:4, 11-14
B. The Journey to Jerusalem 15-16