Tishomingo Pastors’ School, May 20-23, First United Methodist Church, Luka, Mississippi
Title: The “Many-Splendored” Wisdom of God. Studies in Ephesians 1-6. If you click below you can download the packet that goes with these Bible studies in both PDF and Word format. A limited number of hard copies will be available at the Pastors’ School.
The focus on Ephesians that was the beginning of these studies started five years ago with the visit to Ephesus described below.
In the summer of 2013 Rosa and I had a wonderful visit to Ephesus. We went with friends who knew the city well. After flying from Istanbul to Izmir, we took the train to Selçuk, the modern name for Ephesus. As we walked from the train station to our Bed and Breakfast, we passed the late Roman aqueduct pictured above. Storks have taken advantages of some of the columns of this aqueduct to build nests.
We soon reached our bed and breakfast, Tuncay Pensíon, pictured below, where we would enjoy the best in Turkish hospitality.
Have a look at our lovely Turkish breakfast.
The first day we visited Byzantine Ephesus, which was nearby. There we saw the ruins of the Basilica of Saint John, built by Emperor Justinian and Empress Theodora in the sixth century and the reputed burial place of Saint John.
- To see a picture of the ruins of this historic once six-domed church and for other posts concerning Ephesus or Ephesians click on the category labeled “Ephesus” in the list of categories on the right side of this blog.