The Bible by Pastor Melissa Scott

August 12, 2010 · Posted in Pastor Melissa Scott 

And the whole city was filled with confusion: having caught the men of Macedonia, Paul’s companions in travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.” Now, I’m doing cut and paste today. Some of you who’ve been around, you’ve already over the years you’ve dabbled in looking and seeing. Some of you have traveled to those places. Many of you haven’t. It’s important for you to put, not just flesh and blood but put history in the Bible; history and the Bible don’t always coincide per se but in this wise they do.

Pastor Melissa Scott tells us that the Bible, Bible archeology. I have this wonderful book, it’s got some maps. Come on up here please, as clear as you can get; if you have to walk in a little bit and take a little bit better angle for the folks to see. That’s the theatre that they went into; that’s what’s left of it. Can you see that? Got this, this 25,000 seat theatre; that’s no small pickins right there. Just to give you an idea, this, all these seats, 10 times at least to go into there.

It’s pretty big. That’s good enough. It’s important that we mesh some of these things together, that you visualize if you haven’t already some of you on your own you have, but it’s important for me to know that we’re on the same page. If this theatre could be filled with people that worshiped a pagan god, or gods or goddesses, man what a job Paul had! Now listen to what happens.

“When Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples suffered him not. And a certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre. Some therefore cried one thing, some another: for the assembly” please circle that word, ‘assembly;’ I’m going to come back to that at a later time “for the assembly was confused; and the” majority part they had no idea why “they had all come together. And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward.

And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defense unto the people. But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great is Artemis of the Ephesians.”

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