From Paul’s description of the church of Ephesus, we learn much about how to impact a community for Christ.
1. The greatest way to impact a community is through personal relationships.
Paul said â€œYou know, from the first day that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among youâ€ (vs. 18)
2. To impact a community we should be consistent in our commitment.
Paul said â€œwith many tears and trials which happened to me by the plotting of the Jewsâ€. (vs. 19)
3. To impact a community we should be filled with compassion.
â€œHe who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.â€ (Ps. 126:6)
4. To impact our community we should be comprehensive with our approach.