5Acts 20:25-27 and 2 Timothy 4:6-825 “And indeed, now I know that you all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, will see my face no more. 26 Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men. 27 For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.6 For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.
7My strength is in You Lord My hope is in You Lord, in You, it’s in You My Life is in You LordMy life is in You LordMy strength is in You LordMy hope is in You Lord, in You, it’s in You
8I will praise You with all of my life I will praise You with all of my strengthWith all of my life, with all of my strengthAll of my hope is in YouMy life is in You LordMy strength is in You LordMy hope is in You Lord, in You, it’s in YouIn You
9Please Take This Opportunity To Welcome andEncourage Each Other
10Be Thou My Vision Be Thou my vision, O Lord of my heart Nought be all else to me save that Thou art;Thou my best thought, by day or by nightWaking or sleeping, Thy presence my lightBe Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true WordI ever with Thee and Thou with me Lord;Thou my great Father I Thy true sonThou in me dwelling and I with Thee one.
11Riches I heed not, nor man’s empty praise Thou mine inheritance, now and always;Thou and thou only, first in my heartHigh King of heaven, my Treasure Thou art.High King of heaven, my victory wonMay I reach heaven’s joys O bright heav’n’s SunHeart of my own heart, what ever befall,Still be my Vision O Ruler of all.
12be glorified, be glorified, Lord, Be GlorifiedIn my life, Lord,be glorified, be glorified,be glorified today.In Your church, Lord,
13Take My Life And Let It Be Consecrated, Lord, to Thee.Take my hands, and let them moveAt the impulse of Thy love.Take my lips, and let them beFilled with messages for Thee.Take my silver and my gold;Not a mite would I withhold.
14Take my love, my God, I pour At Thy feet its treasure store. Take myself, and I will beEver, only, all for Thee.
15Speak, O Lord Speak, O Lord, as we come to You To receive the food of Your Holy Word.Take Your truth, plant it deep in us;Shape and fashion us in Your likeness,That the light of Christ might be seen todayIn our acts of love and our deeds of faith.Speak, O Lord, and fulfill in usAll Your purposes for Your glory.
16Teach us, Lord, full obedience, Holy reverence, true humility; Test our thoughts and our attitudesIn the radiance of Your purity.Cause our faith to rise; cause our eyes to seeYour majestic love and authority.Words of pow'r that can never fail—Let their truth prevail over unbelief.
17Speak, O Lord, and renew our minds; Help us grasp the heights of Your plans for us—Truths unchanged from the dawn of timeThat will echo down through eternity.And by grace we'll stand on Your promises,And by faith we'll walk as You walk with us.Speak, O Lord, till Your church is builtAnd the earth is filled with Your glory.
19“A Faithful Minister” Acts 20:28-32 Four Characteristics of a Faithful Minister:1) A Faithful Minister is Alert to Spiritual C____________. (Vs. 28)a. A Faithful Minister is to be Alert to His O_____ Spiritual Condition.b. A Faithful Minister is to be Alert to His F______ Spiritual Condition.Doctrinal Side Note: Paul is speaking to the same group of people in VsVs. 17 – “elders” Elder - M______ of P_________Vs. 28 – “overseers” Bishop - M__________ of P_______Vs. 28 – “shepherd” Pastor - M______ of P_____2) A Faithful Minister is Alert to Spiritual D_______.a. A Faithful Minister is to be Alert to Spiritual Dangers from O______. (Vs. 29)b. A Faithful Minister is to be Alert to Spiritual Dangers from I_______. (Vs. 30)onditionwnlock’saturityersonanagementarticulars (Leadership)inistryeople (Caring, Protecting, Guiding)angersutsidenside
20“A Faithful Minister” Acts 20:28-32 Four Characteristics of a Faithful Minister:3) A Faithful Minister is Alert to Spiritual W_______. (Vs. 31)a. A Faithful Minister is to R________ the Warnings He’s Been G_____.b. A Faithful Minister is to D________ the Warnings H_______.4) A Faithful Minister is Alert to Spiritual G______.a. A Faithful Minister is to R________ the T____ S_____ of Spiritual Growth. (Vs. 32)b. A Faithful Minister is to U_______ T_____ God for Spiritual Growth. (Vs. 32a)Concluding Applications:1) Please2) Please3) Let’s each commit to exalting G___ and His W____ to the ultimate and supreme place of priority!arningsememberiveneliverimselfrowthecognizerueourceltimatelyrustpray for me that I would be a faithful minister.allow me to shepherd your soul.odord