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Instructions For Elders Text: Acts 20.28-30 Our Study: Acts 20.17-35 Setting: Paul Corrected Apollos’ Teaching Re: Baptism 12 Ephesus: Re-baptized.

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1 Instructions For Elders Text: Acts Our Study: Acts Setting: Paul Corrected Apollos’ Teaching Re: Baptism 12 Ephesus: Re-baptized 2 Yrs & 3 Mo’s In Ephesus Trouble With Demetrius Re: Diana Paul Goes To Greece… 3 Mo’s Work, Then Another Plot En Route To Jerusalem For Pentecost [Stops By Troas: Frequency Of Lord’s Supper] At Miletus: [50 Mi S Of Ephesus] Calls For Ephesian Elders

2 Some Important Lessons For & About Elders: Elders Are Always Seen In Churches In Plurality Paul Had 20/20 Vision Regarding His Work… “I Shrank Not From Declaring Unto You Anything That Was Profitable…” “Anything” Means “Everything” He Was “Teaching” & “Declaring” Two Settings: Public; Homes Message Was For All Men… Jews: Recognize Jesus As Christ... Greeks: Accept Christ As Son/God

3 Lessons… Paul Received Message For His Mission From The Holy Spirit... So Do We! Paul Got His Directly… We: Indirectly Verse 24: Most Important Priority In Life: Serve God!

4 Lessons… “Gospel Of The Grace Of God” God’s Gracious Gospel… Gospel Of God’s Grace Verse 26: Do Your Duty Or Share In The Loss Of Souls! Ezekiel Verse 27: Nothing More…Nothing Less… NOTHING ELSE!

5 Lessons… Verse 28: Look To Yourself… Watch Out For The Church… Vital Point: The Holy Spirit Makes Men Elders! Elders, Bishops/Overseers, Pastor All The Same Man Qualification, Authority, Work

6 Lessons… Division Can Come From Within The Leadership Of A Congregation Some Men Desire To Be Popular… To Be In Charge… To Be First, Have Preeminence! 3 John 9 Like All Of Us… Leaders [Elders] Need Constant Reminders Of Danger!

7 Lessons… Verse 32: This Is What Keeps Us Going! Verse 33: Leadership Is Not Merely For Material Gain Verse 34: Nothing Wrong With A Preaching Doing Secular Work Verse 35: A Good Example For Us All!


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