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August ii, 1909.
Sunda; PAUL'S THIRD M (THE RIOl Acts H Lesson for GOLDEN TEXT.?"He sa for thee, for my strength 2 Cor. 12:9. DAILY HC M.?Acts 19: 23-31. W.?Isa. 44: 9-19. F.?1 Cor. 16: 1-9. SSHORTE Q. 69. What is forbidden A. The sixth eommandnit our own life, or the life of ever tendeth thereunto. TOPIC/ Opposition to the Gospel? By men in a bad business Who stirred up the who Paul's courage, vs. 3( The town clerk's j LESSON Paul had sent Timothy and self purposed to go there i in Ephesus on account of t cause of the great and eff 16: 8-9. Ephesus was the seat ol was the great temple of thj and fame was considered < The people of Ephesus had ment and all the cities of A: It was the center of Ephes were concentrated tneir a< stition. It was the custom amon models of this temple and ii them on journeys or militar hold gods. These were mai can imagine a very extensh numbers of workmen were who came to Ephesus wou memorials. It was probably the mor when the riot took place, from all over the world ha games of that month. The in the shrines but found the consequently there arose n which the Apostle was leao Demetrius, a leading sil) shrines, called together his men who profited by the pi addressed to them an inflan Paul and the Christians th pealed to their interests, t? an idol made of silver or true god. Demetrius and h for Paul's doctrine provided The powers of evil are willl oa Ion tr a a th till y UUVU1UV ov *vr?o This is the secret of the acc and ministers that they me cern them. It is an objec effects in the hearts and lh To make his appeal more THE PRESBYTERIAN C y School ISSIONARY JOURNEY, r IN EPHESUS.) J: 23-30, 35-41. August 22, 1909. id unto me, My grace is sufficient is made perfect in weakness'.'? )ME READINGS. T.?Acts 19: 32-20: 1. Th.-r-Ps. 115. S?Eph. 2: 11-22. -Eph. 6:10-20. R CATECHISM. .'n the sixth commandment? ;nt forbiddeth the taking away of our neighbor unjustly, or whatsokL OUTLINE. i, vs. 23-27. ile city, vs. 28, 29. )-34. jrudent speech, vs. 35-41. I COMMENTS. I Erastus into Macedonia and himifter Pentecost; but he remained he many adversaries and also beectual door open to him. 1 Cor. the worship of Diana and here it goddess which for magnificence jne of the wonders of the world. I given lavishly for its embellishsia had contributed to its building, sian pride- and devotion and in it lmiration, enthusiasm and super g the visitors to Ephesus to buy mages of the goddess to take with y expeditions or for use as housede of wood or gold or silver. We >re trade in these shrines and that s engaged in their making. Few Id go away without one of these ith of May, the month of Diana, Great numbers of worshippers .d gathered here to celebrate the craftsmen expected a large trade s sale of them greatly diminished; o small stir about that "way" in ling the people. rersmlth and manufacturer of fellow craftsmen and other work esence of the Diana worship and imatory speech. He attributed to e danger to their trade. He ap>lUnc tham that Paul taneht that gold by man* hand was not a Is fellows would have cared little 1 it had not touched their purses, ng that the Church should preach ey do not feel the practice of it. :usatlon'against so many churches ddle with things that do not con:tion to a religion that produces res of its disciples, disinterested, he appeals to their )F THE SOUTH. fanaticism and their enthusiasm f of their magnificent temple which j world. , This appeal fired the mob and t. of "Great is Diana of the Ephesians by other citizens and the strangers an uproar. A general rush was mad of assembly. On the way they caut who had accompanied Paul from fellow workers. Paul, with his ac rush to their help when he heard diRrinlpQ liaorl fill fliotr ^ u' danger. Certain influential friends men of the province, added their t disciples and he consented to remai In the theatre was a scene of cc thing, and some another. The larg they had come together, but had 1 gator of the riot and in their excil kind of mischief. The Jews, who were probably a implicated in the accusation againi exander forward that he mi|ht mi that they had no connection with \ was probably "Alexander the coppei Apostle warns Timothy at a later On account of his trade, the Jews influence with the silversmiths. B recognized him as a Jew, of that se in Diana, they refused to hear him, the cry "Great is Diana of the Ep continued for the space of two ho They could not keep this cry ai and the "town clerk" finally quieted was a magistrate of great authority, papers, a keeper of the archives, th< senate and assembly, he was preser ited in the Temple and all letters dressed to him. Hence he was bei and his face was familiar to all tin mere likely to have influence with He first allays their fanatical pasi the whole world knew that Ephesr of the great goddess and that no fact. He then called their attention t< Christians who had conducted them ner during their stay in the city, i their temple or said anything that ings. Paul had spent none of hi against the existing condition in E energies in teaching the people the was the most effective way in whi idolatry. , The town clerk was not deceived i rius but accuses them ot using the i mob to further their own interests proper course for Demotrius to t against the Christians, was to take to the deputies. The court was 1 was the reasonable course to pursu that they could not do Justice in si ters should be determined in a law He also reminded them that suet the attention of the Roman author! be called to account for disturbing t The mob, now informed as to th turbance, were quieted and the to and they left the theatre to go to th It appears that Paul by his judb for himself and his cause friends a pnd WAfllthv pitl?ona r%t /?ltv or* friendship by protecting him from After the uproar had ceased at Paul thought it best not to delay hi already determined upon. He call In their meeting place and after an departed to go into Macedonia. 15 or the gorgeous worship ittracted all Asia and the hey broke out in the cry The cry was taken up and soon the city was in e to the theatre, the place ;ht Gaius and Aristarchus Macedonia and were his cuoiumt'u uravery, would of their danger, but th^ ;ep him from the place of of Paul, Asiarchs or chief jntreaties to those of the In away from the theatre, tnfusion. Some cried one er part did not know why ilindly followed the iustitement were ripe for any fraid that they would be st the Christians, put Alake a defense or explain the church of Paul. This rsmith" against whom the period. (2 Tim. 4: 14.) j thought he would have ut when the Ephesians jet which also disbelieved but drowned his voice in iliesians", which cry they urs. id excitement indefinitely [ the people. This official He had to do with State e public reader before the it when money was depossent to Ephesus were ad;ore the public very often i citizens and no one was them. sions by telling them that is was the temple keeper one had questioned this ) the characters of these selves in an orderly manand who had not entered would outrage th^r feels energy in fulminating phesus, but had used his religion of Jesus, and that ch he could combat their is to the motive of Demetreligious fanaticism of the . He points out that the ake if he had a matter it to court or to appeal it then in session and this le. He further points out ich a mob, but such matful assembly. l an uproar would attract [ties and that they would the public peace. ie true nature of the dlswn clerk dismissed them elr work or to the games. Mahq Yk<*A vvuuuvvuau gaiucu mong the most influential 1 these men proved their danger. id the danger was past, s departure which he had ed his disciples together i affectionate farewell, he T. M. Hunter.