“For Paul had decided to sail past Ephesus, so that he might not have to spend time in Asia, for he was hastening to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the day of Pentecost.”
Keys To An Amazing Church:
“…how I did not shrink from declaring to you anything that was profitable, and teaching you in public and from house to house, testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God.“
“On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight….
8 There were many lamps in the upper room where we were gathered. 9 And a young man named Eutychus (means lucky), sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead…
10 But Paul went down and bent over him, and taking him in his arms, said, “Do not be alarmed, for his life is in him.” 11 And when Paul had gone up and had broken bread and eaten, he conversed with them a long while, until daybreak, and so departed. 12 And they took the youth away alive, and were not a little comforted.“
Voltare: “If God made us in His image, then we have returned the favor.”
Love Each Other…
“You yourselves know how I lived among you the whole time from the first day that I set foot in Asia…”
Question: Do You Have People In Your Life Who Really Know You?
Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. (firm but gracious warning)
Are you able to be admonished?
Acts 20:37 (Loving!)
“And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him…”
“In all things I have shown you that by working hard…”
“…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’” (not prosperity)
Gospel Relationships: People who help you to be more like Christ!
How Do I Get These Types of Friends/ Relationships?
Love Jesus Christ…
Types of Love:
We love Him because He loved us first!
Some of you have never had that “Me Too” moment
“testifying both to Jews and to Greeks of repentance toward God and of faith in our Lord Jesus Christ.”
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