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20:20 Vision. Acts 20.20 …and how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house.

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1 20:20 Vision

2 Acts …and how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house…

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4 Acts Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

5 He is a Watchman

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7 - The issue of blood guilt

8 Gen And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand.

9 Jer 26:15But know ye for certain, that if ye put me to death, ye shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon the inhabitants thereof: for of a truth the LORD hath sent me unto you to speak all these words in your ears.

10 He is a Watchman - The job of a watchman * Eze watchwarn Acts Acts 20.31

11 Eze 33.6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

12 Matt And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13 20.20 Vision

14 Prov 29.18Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

15 1 Sam 3:1 And the child Samuel ministered unto the LORD before Eli. And the word of the LORD was precious in those days; there was no open vision.

16 20.20 Vision

17 1. The WALK of the Watchman

18 A. Profitable

19 Acts and how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house…

20 1. The WALK of the Watchman A.Profitable 1.Initial Visit – dont go 2.Aquila & Priscilla – instructed 3.Certain Disciples – baptized 4.Synagogue – 3 mo. Teaching 5.Tyranus School – 2 yrs

21 1. The WALK of the Watchman A.Profitable 6. Evil Books – burned 7. Word of God – grew & prevailed 8. Way of God – known! & grown 9. Disciples – Elders?

22 1. The WALK of the Watchman B. Persistent

23 Acts 20.17b-18 …and called the elders of the church. And when they were come unto him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons.

24 1. The WALK of the Watchman B. Persistent 1. Publickly / Privately

25 1. The WALK of the Watchman B. Persistent 1. Publickly / Privately 2. Religious / Heathen

26 1. The WALK of the Watchman B. Persistent 1. Publickly / Privately 2. Religious / Heathen 3. Model / Mimic

27 2 Tim 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.

28 1Pe 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear

29 1. The WALK of the Watchman C. Passionate

30 Acts 20.17b-18 …and called the elders of the church. And when they were come unto him, he said unto them, Ye know, from the first day that I came into Asia, after what manner I have been with you at all seasons.

31 1. The WALK of the Watchman C. Passionate 1. humility of mind 2. tears 3. temptations 4. selflessness 5. laboring 6. warning night and day

32 2. The WORD of the Watchman

33 Eze 33.6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand.

34 Eph 6:17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God

35 Heb 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

36 Acts Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

37 2. The WORD of the Watchman A.Clean

38 2. The WORD of the Watchman A.Clean - Not shunned or kept back

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40 In the apostle, this utterance was no egotism; it was a fact that he had, without courting the smiles or fearing the frowns of any, preached the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, as it had been taught to him by the Holy Spirit, and as he had received it in his own heart.

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42 2. The WORD of the Watchman B. Consistent - Jew / Gentile - Repentance / Faith - Gospel / Kingdom - Night / Day

43 2. The WORD of the Watchman C. Complete - profitable (2 Tim 3.16) - all the counsel of God

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46 Acts Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

47 2 Cor Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God…

48 2 Cor …But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

49 Rom 1.21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

50 1Co 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

51 Diocletian …proceeded in his persecution of the Bible, because he was told by one of his advisors, …Christians are a people of the book…

52 1. The WALK of the Watchman A.Profitable B.Persistent C.Persistent

53 2. The WORD of the Watchman A.Clean B.Consistent C.Complete

54 3. The WAGE of the Watchman

55 Acts Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

56 Lev 1.4 If his offering be a burnt sacrifice of the herd, let him offer a male without blemish: he shall offer it of his own voluntary will at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation before the Lord.

57 Lev 1.5 And he shall put his hand upon the head of the burnt offering; and it shall be accepted for him to make atonement for him.

58 2 Coir 5.21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.

59 Rom 5.9 Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him.

60 1 Pet Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot

61 Rev 5.9 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation.

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