Acts Series message 27
Text: Acts 19:1-22
Paul is now in Ephesus and encounters people who have only had John's baptism. He sets them straight, they are baptized into the Name of Jesus, and the Spirit falls on them. All of this is further evidence of the Lord's hand upon Paul's message, including the extraordinary miracles performed through him; this is not a pattern to be expected today. The seven sons of Sceva provide great comic relief in this passage while demonstrating the power of the Gospel. We'll focus on the Ephesians getting rid of their past relics. While some of this is taken too far, it's healthy to make a clean break with things which only pull us down in our new life in Christ.