Gospel Saturation in the New Testament

When you read Acts 19:10, what grabs your attention in this verse?

"And this went on for two years, so that all the inhabitants of Asia, both Jews and Greeks, heard the message about the Lord."

How many people in Asia Minor did not hear the Gospel?

"...all the inhabitants of Asia, both Jews and Greeks, heard the message about the Lord."

What did the church at Ephesus do that resulted in everyone in their city and region hearing the Gospel?

They trained disciples of Jesus who trained disciples of Jesus who started churches all over the region.

The church at Ephesus was a Church Planting Center.

  • Epaphras, who was trained in Ephesus, planted a church in Colossae (Colossians 1:7).
  • Epaphras and the church at Colossae planted churches in Hierapolis and Laodicea (Colossians 4:12-13).

What are the results of Gospel Saturation?

  • "...the name of the Lord Jesus was held in high honor" Acts 19:17
  • "...the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power" Acts 19:20