The Ephesian Church is most intriguing. What got me interested in this church is Bill Boverie’s book, “From Caves to Cathedrals,” published by Quality Publications. Watch the church start in the Book of Acts, then see where it ends up in Revelation 2, although Paul, Apollos, Timothy, and John had been preachers there!
Where would your congregation be today, if in the past forty years those men had been the preachers? The truth is, while preachers can do much to help congregations, individual members still must do their part.