“Paul entered the synagogue and spoke boldly there for three months, arguing persuasively about the kingdom of God. But some of them became obstinate; they refused to believe and publicly maligned the Way. So Paul left them. He took the disciples with him and had discussions daily in the lecture hall of Tyrannus. This went on for two years, so that all the Jews and Greeks who lived in the province of Asia heard the word of the Lord.” Acts 19:8,9,10
Paul the Apostle journeyed to Ephesus before and was fulfilling a promise he made to return. Acts 18:21 This text opens with Paul’s arguing or reasoning persuasively about the Kingdom of God. In other words, he was proclaiming the gospel. His time in the synagogue was productive, but eventually, the minority opposition voice made it impossible to continue. Paul took his new his new disciples, Acts 19:1, and went to a place called the School of Tyrannus.” There, he did the same thing and more that he was previously doing in the synagogue. I say more, because The region of Ephesus exploded in the faith.
Paul would write layer in scripture, the following concerning the Ephesians:
“To the saints in Ephesus,a the faithful in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 1:1
“For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.” Ephesian 1:15,16,17
There was a multiplying movement that was a direct result of what took place in that school. The details of exactly what Paul was teaching, who else joined him, and what kind of system they had, are sketchy. Regardless, I’ like to ask one question:
Was Discipleship Happening at the New Testament School of Tyrannus?