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Acts by the Numbers Acts chapter 19

And he entered the synagogue and for three months spoke boldly, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God. (Acts 19:8) And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousands pieces of silver. (Acts 19:19) Memory Verses

The preaching of Christ in Ephesus leads to a riot.


Summary Phrase

1. Whose seven sons were spoken to by an evil spirit, then the evil spirit was driven out by Paul? 2. Why was Demetrius upset concerning the message of Paul in Ephesus? 3. What did the town clerk say that stopped the riot in Ephesus?
Review Questions

Settling the Riot The city of Ephesus was in a total uproar over the preaching of Jesus Christ. Because the city had a temple to a goddess and made money on it, they didnt like anything that would harm their way of life. This led to a riot. However, by the end of the chapter, the town clerk stopped the riot and caused people to think about what they were doing. Each of us will be in situations where we need to be like this clerk. Discuss some ways we can talk to people and settle down a situation, even when it seems as if it is getting out of control.

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