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  • The Truth And The Whole Truth

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Feb 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,337 views

    Paul talks about the ministry.

    I. PRAYER II. Introduction a. What makes Christianity different from all the other religions of the world? Years ago that very question was discussed at a Christian leadership conference. Some of the participants argued that Christianity is unique in teaching that God became man. But someone ...read more

  • Getting Ready For Our Final Goodbye (Part 2)

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,978 views

    Paul was ready for his final goodbye, and in these verses he shows us how to get ready.

    Getting Ready for Our Final Goodbye (Part 2) Acts 20:17-38 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - Dec. 12, 2007 *Eugene J. Toni is a Vietnam veteran. In 1991, Eugene made a visit to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. Standing under a full moon, he flipped ...read more

  • How To Keep From Falling

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,578 views

    How to keep from falling away from the faith

    Text: Acts 20:25-38 Title; How to keep from falling Introduction 1.The Elders grief was not seeing the face of Paul again(v38) 2.The Apostle Paul’s grief was that some in the church would fall away (v29-31) Why do some in the church fall away? 1.An attack from outside the church ...read more

  • The Confident Servant

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Mar 6, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,711 views

    Paul is addressing the elders at Ephesus as he heads for Jerusalem, and in doing so he gives us a great picture of what makes a servant of God confident in what he is doing.

    Passage: Acts 20:13-28 Intro: Once in a while, when things are a little overwhelming in my life, I have what Jan and I call “the church dream.” 1. I’m here, though the room is usually a little larger, with a lot more people. 2. the service is underway as I walk in, but I don’t recognize the ...read more

  • So You Call Yourself A Pastor 4 Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 25, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,638 views

    Exposition of the last part of Paul’s charge to the Ephesian elders

    Text: Acts 20:32-38, Title: So You Call Yourself a Pastor 4, Date/Place: NRBC, 2/22/09, AM A. Opening illustration: Karl Marx, died in 1883 with these last words… “Go on, get out - last words are for fools who haven’t said enough.” Thomas à Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, d.1170 “I am ready to ...read more

  • A Life Lived On Purpose Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Mar 30, 2009
     | 2,953 views

    This is an expository message on Paul’s personal testimony to the church at Ephesus.

    “A Life Lived on Purpose” Acts 20:17-38 June 22, 2008 Hardly any of life’s goodbyes are as dramatic—and thus well-remembered—as those words of General Douglas MacArthur when, forced to leave the Philippine island fortress of Corregidor, his goodbye contained the promise: “I ...read more

  • Developing The Heart Of A Servant Part 3 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 3,115 views

    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.

    Inside the Heart of the Apostle Paul part 3 Acts 20:18-38 Most of us wear more than 1 hat, whether we get paid for it or not. You may have a career, but have a heart for other things. The Apostle Paul was much more than a tentmaker. He had other interests and those other interests helped mold ...read more

  • Developing The Heart Of A Servant Part 2 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 3,524 views

    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.

    Developing the heart of a servant part 2 Acts 20:18-38 We discussed, last Sunday, the need for faithfulness…to our families, in our finances, to the fellowship of the body, and to the faith. Today, as we continue developing the heart of a servant we will need to think about two more things ...read more

  • The Measure Of A Ministry

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Dec 23, 2017
     | 2,603 views

    I used this as farewell sermon upon leaving a pastorate.

    "The Measure of a Ministry" Acts 20:17-38 Introduction: Let's see what is revealed in the text: I. Paul's Tenure Two things standout; First, is his longevity and second is his labor. Paul spent more time in Asia Minor and Ephesus in particular than any other place of ministry. Verse 31 tells ...read more

  • Renewing Your Mind About Leadership

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 24, 2018
     | 3,881 views

    Leaders must: 1) Be Right with God (Acts 20:28a), 2) Shepherd the flock (Acts 20:28b), 3) Guard the flock (Acts 20:29–31), 4) Study and pray (Acts 20:32), and 5) Be free from self-interest.

    The crucial component in any organization, institution, or business is its leadership. Good leadership can lift an organization to the heights of success, whereas poor leadership can plunge it into the depths of ruin. Not surprisingly, a vast amount of material is available for those wishing to ...read more

  • Give Without Limits And Support The Weak

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on Sep 30, 2018
     | 1,147 views

    Always give and always support the weak

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: GIVE WITHOUT LIMITS AND SUPPORT THE WEAK Acts 20:33-38 King James Version (KJV) 33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel. 34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with ...read more

  • Prepare Your Flock

    Contributed by Jeff Pearce on Sep 9, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,278 views

    paul’s final farewell

    PREPARE YOUR FLOCK INTRO: PAUL DEPARTING TO GO TO JERUSALEM 1: HE GIVES HIS FINAL INSTRUCTIONS A) YOU ARE OVERSEERS OF THE FLOCK B) THE CHURCH CANNOT BE DEPENDENT UPON ONE PERSON C) CHRIST PURCHASED THE CHURCH WITH HIS OWN BLOOD POINT: PAUL IS TRYING TO INSTRUCT THEM IN HIS FINAL WORDS TO ...read more

  • Loving Your Neighborhood Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 1, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,962 views

    In order to follow Christ requires serving others.

    Loving Your Neighborhood Text: Acts 19:13-38 Introduction 1. Illustration: In the book, The Externally Focused Church, it says, "People need exercise for physical health and service for spiritual health. We learn from the Scriptures, but we grow by serving others" (Chp. 4). 2. It's ...read more

  • Marks Of A Spiritual Person Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Dec 15, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,670 views

    Spiritual people are followers of Christ who bring life and hope to those around them.

    Marks of a Spiritual Person Acts 19:21-41 Intro: Much could be said about what it means to be spiritual. [Ask for response- What are spiritual people like?] Spiritual people pray a lot, worship in spirit, they read the Bible and faithfully obey God’s commands, they fast in order to get closer ...read more

  • How To Be A Healthy Church Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Dec 15, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,348 views

    If God’s people are growing in spiritual health, then His church will be a healthy church.

    How to Be a Healthy Church Acts 20:28-38 Intro: How many here like to be healthy? Most of us do. We’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, and we like to feel that we’re running on all cylinders. Whether you’re a 2-stroke, 4-banger, slant-6, or a V-8, we all like to be at full power. ...read more