25And now, behold, I know that none of you among whom I have gone about proclaiming the kingdom will see my face again. 26Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all, 27for I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole counsel of God. 28Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God,4 which he obtained with his own blood.5 29I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them. 31Therefore be alert, remembering that for three years I did not cease night or day to admonish every one with tears. 32And now I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified. 33I coveted no one's silver or gold or apparel. 34You yourselves know that these hands ministered to my necessities and to those who were with me. 35In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
36And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, 38being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship.
A Consecrated LifeActs 20:24 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 24:37 • ID: 3046
Why Join a Local Church?Acts 20:28-31 Sermon • 36:22 • ID: 2732
A Farewell AddressActs 20:25-38 Sermon • 41:33 • ID: 2458
Transparency, Integrity, UrgencyActs 20:17-24 Sermon • Includes Transcript • 35:15 • ID: 2456
The Essentials of EldershipActs 20:17-38 Sermon • 40:30 • ID: 1390
The Role of Elders in the Church — Part OneActs 20:17-31 Sermon • 31:19 • ID: 1147
For the Sake of the Gospel, Volume 1Acts 19:1-41, Acts 20:1-38, Acts 21:1-40, Acts 22:1-30 Series • ID: 25204
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