Breakdown of Ephesians 2:1 The Apostle Paul provides the landscape of the city of Ephesus. One of the 1st mentions of Ephesus from the Apostle Paul in the New Testament in found in Acts 19:1-4. This bothered the Apostle Paul to meet a disciple of Christ whose knowledge of God was shallow. Shallow religion produces a person full of boundaries and rules. They see a God who is ready to punish and restrict They can’t see a loving and merciful God who is ready to bless, heal and prosper. So the Apostle Paul chose to stay to teach about God and about his nature about His Kingdom.