Warnings and A Commendation August 5 2018 PM Acts 20:25-28
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Phillip Rainwater
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August 5, 2018
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Warnings and A Commendation
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AUGUST 5, 2018; P.M. SERVICE

WARNINGS AND A COMMENDATION

ACTS 20:25-38

INTRODUCTION:

       A.  Paul lived a life that would end in eternal glory; II Timothy 4:6-8

            1.  He encouraged others to do the same; I Timothy 6:12

            2.  John also encouraged such a lifestyle; Revelation 2:10b

       B.  Paul preached the word and encouraged others to do the same; Acts 20:27

       C.Our text is Paul’s farewell address to the elders from Ephesus

       D.Our study is of “Warnings and a Commendation”

I.  PAUL’S MINISTRY WOULD SOON COME TO ITS END:

     A.  He reminds the elders of their time together; Acts 20:25

     B.  He declares himself free of the blood of all men; Acts 20:26

           1.  He has faithfully guided men to the truth; Acts 20:27

           2.  He had warned of the wrath of God on disobedience;

Ezekiel 3:18-19

      C.  Paul then warns the elders concerning the future of the church; Acts 20:28

II.  A CLOSER LOOK AT PAUL’S WARNING:

      A.  “Take heed to yourselves”; Acts 20:28

            1.  Their first duty as an example to the flock; I Peter 5:3

            2.  Godly qualities would be a role model for all; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9

      B.  Take heed “to all the flock” as spiritual guides; Acts 20:28

            1.  As Paul was free so the elders should keep themselves free of the blood of the flock; Acts 20:27-28

            2.  Grievous wolves and perverse teachings; Acts 20:29-30

            3.  Stay alert and remember what you have learned; Acts 20:31

III.  PAUL’S COMMENDATION AND FINAL ACTIONS:

       A.  “I commend you to God”; Acts 20:32; Philippians 4:13, 19

       B.  “And to the word of His grace”; Acts 20:32

       C.The word would build them up and bring them into “an inheritance among the sanctified”; Acts 20:32

       1.  “Sanctified” – “set apart for a holy purpose”

       2.   A home in heaven; Matthew 25:34

CONCLUSION:

Paul’s prayer and the tears of all; Acts 20:36-38

Have you been set apart through obedience to God’s word?