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Acts 20 - AMP

2 Then after he had gone through those districts and had warned and consoled and urged and encouraged the brethren with much discourse, he came to Greece. 3 Having spent three months there, when a plot was formed against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he resolved to go back through Macedonia. 4 He was accompanied by Sopater the son of Pyrrhus from Beroea, and by the Thessalonians Aristarchus and Secundus, and Gaius of Derbe and Timothy, and the Asians Tychicus and Trophimus. 5 These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas, 6 But we sailed from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread , and in five days we joined them at Troas, where we remained for seven days. 7 And on the first day of the week, when we were assembled together to break bread , Paul discoursed with them, intending to leave the next morning; and he kept on with his message until midnight. 8 Now there were numerous lights in the upper room where we were assembled, 9 And there was a young man named Eutychus sitting in the window. He was borne down with deep sleep as Paul kept on talking still longer, and completely overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead. 10 But Paul went down and bent over him and embraced him, saying, Make no ado; his life is within him. 11 When Paul had gone back upstairs and had broken bread and eaten , and after he had talked confidentially and communed with them for a considerable time--until daybreak --he departed. 12 They took the youth home alive, and were not a little comforted and cheered and refreshed and encouraged. 13 But going on ahead to the ship, the rest of us set sail for Assos, intending to take Paul aboard there, for that was what he had directed, intending himself to go by land . 14 So when he met us at Assos, we took him aboard and sailed on to Mitylene. 15 And sailing from there, we arrived the day after at a point opposite Chios; the following day we struck across to Samos, and the next day we arrived at Miletus. 16 For Paul had determined to sail on past Ephesus, lest he might have to spend time in Asia; for he was hastening on so that he might reach Jerusalem, if at all possible, by the day of Pentecost. 17 However, from Miletus he sent to Ephesus and summoned the elders of the church . 18 And when they arrived he said to them: You yourselves are well acquainted with my manner of living among you from the first day that I set foot in Asia, and how I continued afterward, 19 Serving the Lord with all humility in tears and in the midst of adversity (affliction and trials) which befell me, due to the plots of the Jews ; 20 How I did not shrink from telling you anything that was for your benefit and teaching you in public meetings and from house to house, 21 But constantly and earnestly I bore testimony both to Jews and Greeks, urging them to turn in repentance to God and to have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ . 22 And now, you see, I am going to Jerusalem, bound by the Spirit and obligated and compelled by the spirit, not knowing what will befall me there-- 23 Except that the Holy Spirit clearly and emphatically affirms to me in city after city that imprisonment and suffering await me. 24 But none of these things move me; neither do I esteem my life dear to myself, if only I may finish my course with joy and the ministry which I have obtained from the Lord Jesus, faithfully to attest to the good news (Gospel) of God's grace (His unmerited favor, spiritual blessing, and mercy). 25 And now, observe, I perceive that all of you, among whom I have gone in and out proclaiming the kingdom, will see my face no more. 26 Therefore I testify and protest to you on this day that I am clean and innocent and not responsible for the blood of any of you. 27 For I never shrank or kept back or fell short from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan and counsel of God. 28 Take care and be on guard for yourselves and the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you bishops and guardians, to shepherd (tend and feed and guide) the church of the Lord or Many ancient manuscripts read ``of God."of God which He obtained for Himself with His own blood. 29 I know that after I am gone, ferocious wolves will get in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 Even from among your own selves men will come to the front who, by saying perverse (distorted and corrupt) things, will endeavor to draw away the disciples after them . 31 Therefore be always alert and on your guard, being mindful that for three years I never stopped night or day seriously to admonish and advise and exhort you one by one with tears. 32 And now , I commit you to God . And I commend you to the Word of His grace . It is able to build you up and to give you inheritance among all God's set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul). 33 I coveted no man's silver or gold or garments. 34 You yourselves know personally that these hands ministered to my own needs and those who were with me. 35 In everything I have pointed out to you that, by working diligently in this manner, we ought to assist the weak, being mindful of the words of the Lord Jesus, how He Himself said, It is more blessed (makes one happier and more Alexander Souter, Pocket Lexicon.to be envied) to give than to receive. 36 Having spoken thus, he knelt down with them all and prayed. 37 And they all wept freely and threw their arms around Paul's neck and kissed him fervently and repeatedly, 38 Being especially distressed and sorrowful because he had stated that they were about to see his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship.



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Dan Carroll avatar
The Life of Paul Part VII - From Disaster to Destiny
Shared by: Dan Carroll on Aug, 2016
Summary: Paul's journey to his destiny in Rome.
David Owens avatar
Leading Like Paul Led
Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2016
Summary: In this sermon, we look at two passages that describe Paul's leadership, and then we glean leadership principles from them.
Scripture: Acts 20:13-38
Views: 223
Mark Schaeufele avatar
Loving Your Neighborhood
Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Apr, 2016
Summary: In order to follow Christ requires serving others.
Series: AD
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 20:13-38
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 629
Richard Tow avatar
Manner and Message of Paul
Shared by: Richard Tow on Feb, 2016
Summary: The manner of Paul's life was consistent with the message God had given him to preach. Now Paul is telling these leaders to follow his example (his lifestyle) and hold to the same message. This is something we as Christians must do today.
Tim Zoltowski avatar
Triple Giving
Shared by: Tim Zoltowski on Jan, 2016
Summary: A look at giving of your knowledge, your time, and your money for the common good. The message discussed our need to use what we have been given to lift up the Body of Christ. The need to use the gift we have been given in accordance with our faith.
Series: Gift Giving
Scripture: Acts 20:22-35
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 604
Derek Geldart avatar
Characteristics of a Good Leader
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Dec, 2015
Summary: In his farewell speech Paul advises the leaders at Ephesus how to become good leaders of the flock.
Scripture: Acts 20:13-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,032
David Rigg avatar
The Proper Christmas Attitude
Shared by: David Rigg on Dec, 2015
Summary: Here's a sermon on Jesus' words, "It's better to give than to receive." An amusing story is included.
James Lee avatar
Developing the Heart of a Servant part 1
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
Developing the heart of a servant part 2
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
Developing the Heart of a Servant part 3
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
James Lee avatar
We were made to Thrive
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing. It has been a blessing as well as a great help as I spend my days caring for my dying father. I kept some of the messages to share even after my Father passed way.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 20:22-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 757
James O. Davis avatar
How to Measure a Man
Shared by: James O. Davis on Nov, 2015
Summary: The world measures a man by brains, or by brawn, or by bucks. How do we, as Christians, measure a man? We measure a man by the manner of his life, the message of his life and the motto of his life.
Timothy Finch avatar
What Get's To You?
Shared by: Timothy Finch on Mar, 2006
Summary: This is a message of steadfast commitment to God’s calling.
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Paul's Farewell to Ephesus
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Nov, 2015
Summary: To establish that Paul’s farewell was one of kindness and deep concern for the leaders of the church at Ephesus; and all ministers and elders should aspire to foster this same spirit in their work of Christ everywhere.
Robert Leroe avatar
Leadership Blessing
Shared by: Robert Leroe on Oct, 2015
Summary: Paul wanted to encourage church leaders to continue serving faithfully after he's gone. We who lead live out what we've learned. As witnesses to the truth, we apply the wisdom we've acquired through experience and by time spent in prayer.
Mark Mitchell avatar
The Relationship between the Pastor and the Church
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Jun, 2015
Summary: The church needs to know the Biblical view of the relationship between the pastor and the church
Scripture: Acts 20:28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 333
Greg Gordon avatar
Being A Shepherd Over God's Flock
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood. - Acts 20:28 This verse gives a word picture of a large field with green lush grass and ..
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
PASTOR’S AUTHORITY
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: Bible truths about pastoral authority.
Scripture: Acts 20:28
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 898
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
Preaching the Bible Way
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Apr, 2015
Summary: For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the WHOLE WILL OF GOD
Scripture: Acts 20:26-27
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 267
Dave McFadden avatar
“A Life Worth Living”
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Mar, 2015
Summary: A life worth living is a life on mission.
Wayne Lawson avatar
The Danger of Falling Asleep In Church
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Feb, 2015
Summary: All the things that Paul had done - all the sacrifices he had made for the Kingdom - all that Luke could have told us about the Life and Ministry of Paul, he spends time to write about this boy named Eutychus who fell asleep and fell out of a 3rd Floor window.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 20:7-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 6,239
Rodney Johnson avatar
Choosing To Obey
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Dec, 2014
Summary: This message focuses on the importance of obedience.
Scripture: Acts 20:25-31
Views: 1,128
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Keys to the Kingdom
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Nov, 2014
Summary: Peter's responsibility was massive. Who would be allowed into this belief, who would find salvation? Our task is similar.
Darrell  Stetler II avatar
Jesus is Enough to Change a City - Acts 19 Intro to Colossians
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Nov, 2014
Summary: Today's cities are not so different from First Century cities as one might think. Jesus was enough to change Ephesus. He is enough to change your city!
Craig Benner avatar
Blessed by the Blood
Shared by: Craig Benner on Oct, 2014
Summary: The innocent, powerful, sin-cleansing, divine, ever-powerful, crimson blood of Jesus Christ is worth talking about and singing about. His blood has never lost its power. It is the only thing that can save the soul of man.
Scripture: Acts 20:28
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 804
Damian Phillips avatar
A Deeper Look at Discipleship
Shared by: Damian Phillips on May, 2014
Summary: Session 6: This session discusses how Paul and the apostles, and even Jesus and His disciples, taught people both "publicly" and "from house to house," practicing discipleship in the church building and in home group meetings.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 20:17-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 884
Damian Phillips avatar
Disciple on Purpose
Shared by: Damian Phillips on May, 2014
Summary: Sermon 4: This message looks at being intentional about our discipleship efforts, and answers the questions: "Where are we supposed to be discipling people?" and “How are we supposed to be discipling others?”
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 20:17-21
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,154
GUY GLASS avatar
VISIBLE SERVANTHOOD
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Apr, 2014
Summary: HERE AS PAUL PREPARES TO RETURN TO JERUSALEM, UNSURE OF HIS FUTURE, HE SPEAKS VERY CANDIDLY OF HIS LIFE OF MINISTRY, AND IN THE PROCESS OUTLINES FOR US THE ACTIVITIES THAT MADE HIM SUCH AN EFFECTIVE SERVANT FOR CHRIST.
Scripture: Acts 20:13-38
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 414
Maurice McCarthy avatar
God's Miracle Grow
Shared by: Maurice McCarthy on Mar, 2014
Summary: Suppose there was something I could share with you that would produce incredible growth and increase in your spiritual life? Is there such a thing as God's Miracle Grow? Yes there is.
based on 7 ratings
Scripture: Acts 20:32
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 6,730
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Falling Out Of Church
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Mar, 2014
Summary: Examining the importance of church attendance.
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Acts 20:7-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 22,224