A Holy Temple in the Lord
Ephesus was one of the most advanced cities in the Roman Empire. Believers living there faced many of the same issues that confront followers of the Lord Jesus Christ today. The Bible captures more than four decades of the ecclesia' history through the Acts and the numerous New Testament writings penned by or to believers in Ephesus. The lessons the Bible provides about the causes and consequences of events in the ecclesia remain relevant in today's every changing times. Since the Bible records the development of the ecclesia as a whole and also certain of its individual members, studying the ecclesia at Ephesus provides powerful lessons in spiritual growth.