After visiting the churches established during the previous mission journeys, to establish and strengthen the disciples Paul kept his promise and returned to Ephesus. Paul continued here for some time teaching both Jews and gentiles about the kingdom of God and performed many miracles.
As a result of Paul’s work the trade of the silversmiths, which made shrines for the goddess Diana, declined. Demetrius, a silversmith, organized an uproar to stop Paul’s preaching and influence.
Although Paul knew that his life was in danger he was determined to go to Jerusalem, confessing “ I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the Name of the Lord Jesus”. What a wonderful testimony!