To Finish My Course Paul’s Farewell speech to the Ephesian Elders Acts 20:17-24
The Impact of Your Life John 13:15 15 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Acts 1:1 1 The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, Hebrews 13:7 7 Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of their conduct.
The Impact of Your Life 1 Corinthians 4:16 16 Therefore I urge you, imitate me. Philippians 3:17 17 Brethren, join in following my example, and note those who so walk, as you have us for a pattern.
The Impact of Your Life Philippians 4:9 9 The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 6 And you became followers of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Spirit,
(vs.18-21) A Consistent Message: Lived his faith out in front of them. Served the Lord in humility, hardships, helpfulness, house to house: Col 3:24 Mixed congregation – Jews and Gentiles Message of ‘repentance’ and ‘Faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ- Urgent
(vs.22-23) Expected difficulty Bound to Jerusalem Knowing things will happen to me. Chains and tribulations await me
(vs.24) A Fixed Position: 4 Pronged Approach to life: Life’s perspective: Finish my race with joy My ministry from the Lord Jesus To Testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Living it out this week 1.Current circumstances should not deter your walk with Christ. 2.Do not put more value on “this life” than God does. 3.Finish 3.Finish your life course with JOY. 4. Publish the following message: Repentance and faith in Christ.