Acts Chapter 20

40 Days of FIRE – Day 21

As we head for the final stretch in the Book of Acts, we find Paul’s sense of urgency growing. He is more concerned about completing God’s mission than he is for his own life. Pray for God to ignite a passion within us to Go Beyond our desire and fulfill His will.

JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

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Acts 20

And after the uproar was ceased, Paul called unto him the disciples, and embraced them, and departed for to go into Macedonia.

And when he had gone over those parts, and had given them much exhortation, he came into Greece,

And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia.

And there accompanied him into Asia Sopater of Berea; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timotheus; and of Asia, Tychicus and Trophimus.

These going before tarried for us at Troas.

And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread, and came unto them to Troas in five days; where we abode seven days.

And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

13 And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.

14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

15 And we sailed thence, and came the next day over against Chios; and the next day we arrived at Samos, and tarried at Trogyllium; and the next day we came to Miletus.

16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

17 And from Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called the elders of the church.

18 And when they were come to 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,

19 Serving the Lord with all humility of mind, and with many tears, and temptations, which befell me by the lying in wait of the Jews:

20 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house,

21 Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.

22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

23 Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.

24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.

27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

28 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.

29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.

31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

32 And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.

33 I have coveted no man’s silver, or gold, or apparel.

34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.

35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.

37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him,

38 Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.

50 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 20

  1. 36 And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
    37 And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him,

    Love you man of God

    Paul was not a soft spoken preacher. He was direct and not running around with his words. He was directly responsible for the establishing of many churches. He also did the work of a bishop, supervising the maturing of may churches.

    All in all, he was loved by all that received his words. Because he genuinely lived and preached Jesus like no one else.

    Love you man of God, like the first church loved and appreciated Paul, we should love and appreciate our Pastor.

  2. 28. 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.

    John 21:16
    He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

    The same charge that Jesus gave Peter, and Paul had and passed on to the others still carries today: feed His sheep.
    As we learned from Bro Stark, there’s more to it than just throwing out food and not caring if they eat or not. We are blessed with a true Shepherd, not just a hireling sheep feeder.

  3. Verses 29-31 MSG “I know that as soon as I’m gone, vicious wolves are going to show up and rip into this flock, men from your very own ranks twisting words so as to seduce disciples into following them instead of Jesus. So stay awake and keep up your guard. Remember those three years I kept at it with you, never letting up, pouring my heart out with you, one after another.” We must be careful of those who may come with twisting words that are not from God. We must stay close to our shepherd and know his voice, never letting anything or anyone deter us from following Jesus.

  4. 22 And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there:

    I GO into the city of Fort Worth, not knowing the things that will come in my path, but I go anyways, I do not fear, I trust in the Holy Spirit, that God will lead me, and guide me.

    I testify the gospel of the grace of God.

  5. “So gard yourselves and God’s people. Feed and shepherd God’s flock – his church, purchased with his own blood – over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as leaders. Acts 20: 28 NLT

  6. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me …. The task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.

    29 I know then after I leave, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.
    30 Even from your own number men will arise and distort the truth in order to draw away disciples after them.
    31 So be on your guard!

  7. But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    There has never been a more crucial time then to stand firm and stick to the church then right now. We need to have that pole like spirit and say none of these things shall move me. We should always expect adversity and his Spirit of division trying to fight us during times of Revival and harvest. But it is imperative that we remain adamant and firm in the word of God and the church that he is ordained.

  8. GO IN UNMOVEABLE FAITH

    24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
    25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
    26 Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
    27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.

    The PASSION (FIRE) and desire to GO into the world for the name of JESUS is initiated and fulfilled by by our PASSION to serve JESUS and HIS Kingdom. Through the Kingdom of GOD, we face challenges, trials and tests that are extraordinary. We approach life with the JOY of JESUS and we face uncertainty with the “counsel of GOD”. Through praying in the SPIRIT of JESUS and speaking the WORD of JESUS we prepare ourselves with the PASSION to live and GO IN UNMOVEABLE FAITH.

    GOD is able and GOD is faithful. Lets GO for JESUS!

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    iPraise
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  9. 35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive..

    The real blessing is giving someone or seeing someone recieve a blessing. Seeimg there facial expressions change. Watching emptions transform to tears joy or laughter. They say when you pray for someone to pray with your eyes open so you can witness when God touches them. To me thats a blessing to see especially close up.
    God bless you all!

  10. iLove to Go Blog
    24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    The Holy Ghost really changed Paul. Paul before his conversion, was ruthless. He dragged folks out into the streets and watch them get beat. People were terrified of Paul. But Jesus filled him with the Holy Ghost and Paul was never the same. If God can change Paul, He can change anyone.

  11. 24 But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God. (NLT)

    What makes your life worth living? “Jesus be the center of my life; from my heart to the heavens, Jesus be the center. It’s all about you!”

  12. Acts 20:24, “But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”

    We mustn’t let anything (trials, tests, persecution, distraction, etc.) move us off course. We must GO Finish our course with JOY, and GO Testify the Gospel of the Grace of God.

    So that we can say, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Tim. 4-7

  13. The Embrace

    9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

    10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

    The young man fell asleep. We are not told whether he had been up working all night,whether he might have been ill we just know he fell asleep.
    We must caution ourself not to judge one another. There are times that physical exhaustion will superseded the desire to be on the top spiritually. This is why it is so important to maintain a healthy spiritual life. Paul did not rebuke him nor speak out to the others around him he just merely went and embraced the young man and life came back into him.
    If we will look also at the spiritual aspect of this scene there are some who from time to time may fall into a deep sleep spiritually and we who are awake must keep a watch. We must embrace them and reawaken their spiritual senses to the presence of God. Life from time to time does weaken us but oh there is strength in the Almighty. The Great Physcian will help us to stay fit spiritually and physically.
    The embrace of an encouraging word may just reawaken someone who is on the verge of falling out of the window. We have the embrace this world and our fellow brothers and sisters need.
    His Strength is Perfect

  14. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    25 And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.

  15. 35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

    It is more blessed to give than to receive. And the greatest blessing we can give is to tell someone about the love and mercy of God. So let’s GO be a blessing today and tell someone about His greatness, and show them His love through our actions!!

  16. 35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”

    We must help the weak always; the weak that are weak spiritually, the weak that don’t know what to do but do bad or commit suicide. The weak that are desperate for something, the weak that only God can help. We must be sensitive to His Spirit and give what we have to those in need. We can give up our own pleasures to be able to save someone’s soul. We can give our time, talent, and treasure to be able to see someone be rescued by the pits of hell. I can’t let this world consume me with my own problems but give to those that need Jesus!!! There are people out there needing Jesus they just don’t know how or why, while in their weakness the devil is tearing them apart. Lord help me be sensative to your spirit Lord and have a fire to help those that are weak!!!

  17. Giving is great but getting is great too – more blessed?

    35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

    When giving with the correct state of mind – yes it is more blessed to give than receive. If you thinking of Christmas presents – not so much. Giving in a right spirit is an act of worship. It is giving God a tribute of praise. “You gave me everything and here is an expression of my gratitude and praise for all your good gifts.” Giving money, especially when it hurts, requires self-denial. The act of giving weakens our sinful and selfish nature. Money leaves our pockets, but sin also leaves our heart.

    The biggest deterrent to giving is fear, the fear that if I give away too much I won’t have enough for this or that. When we give sacrificially, above and beyond what is comfortable and easy, we are expressing our faith and trust in God to provide for us and our family. Many of us have already experienced Goshen during these 40 days. It’s such a joy to see God fulfill His promise of provision when we obey Him.

  18. except that the Holy Spirit tells me in city after city that jail and suffering lie ahead. But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.
    Acts of the Apostles 20:23‭-‬24 NLT
    Paul knew that he was going to have endure some test but also knew that he has to finish the work of God he knew that God was with him and that all these tests was only making him strong over last year I had to endure test and strom but I came out strong God has truly blessed me over these last pass months​ barely started this job and I already had opportunity to get arise God is doing great things you don’t want to miss it

  19. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    Paul was so committed and determined to do the will of God that he didn’t care what happened to him in the process of preaching the gospel. Instead he was determined no matter what to be faithful to God and the mission that God gave him. If we have the same determination and commitment to the call God will bless us and help us fulfill His calling.

  20. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    We can each reach someone with the gospel and should consider it our calling because we all are called to go teach or preach. Start with your testimony.

  21. 9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

    10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

    Don’t fall asleep when the man of God is speaking. For he watches out for your soul. This is why we must pray for our pastor, more now than ever before. God has given him a burden for the lost of this city. And we need to hear the word of the Lord.

    #GOdosomething

  22. 24 However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. NIV

    If I don’t have God in my life then my life is worth nothing, so I’m going to finish my race and do the Lord’s will so that when the day comes and God comes back for His people I can go up to the heavens and meet my God face to face!

  23. I Love To Worship The Lord
    Vs-7
    On Sunday we gathered for a communion service with Paul preaching and since he was leaving the next day he talked until midnight.
    The First Day Of The Week
    This is the first certain reference in Acts to the use of Sunday as a Christian day of worship
    To Break Bread
    This is not sharing a meal but celebrating the Lords Supper

  24. Each of us should yearn to reach that point in our walk with God when we go beyond our own desires. You may ask, how is that even possible? Desire is what led us to God, desire encourages us to continue to press on when the circumstances may otherwise cause us to quit. Desire is what sets our goals to provide a greater purpose than our immediate needs. But desire can also be something that gradually pulls us away from God if it’s not tempered of the spirit. Desire in itself is therefore neither good nor bad… it depends on where it stems from. A goodly desire of the heart will bring us closer to the God we serve while a carnal desire of the flesh will draw us away. That is why desire alone should not be the guiding force in our life and walk with God. We need to go beyond desire!

    Paul served the Lord ‘with all humility of mind, and with many tears…’ His testimony was ‘I kept back nothing that was profitable unto you, but have shewed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house, Testifying both to the Jews, and also to the Greeks, repentance toward God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.’ He was all things to all men that by all means he might save some. When recounting what he had done and where God would have him to go, he said ‘And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me.’

    Paul knew he was heading for difficult times, yet he was able to say: ‘But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.’ It was no longer about his desire… when his will and desire prevailed, he persecuted the church; now, he could truly do all things through Christ! He went beyond his own desire and allowed God’s desire to be his direction… even when his testimony was that he had no idea what was going to happen to him. That may seem extreme, but when you take the time to think it through, none of us knows what’s going to happen. It’s going to take faith to please him, it’s going to take a willing submission to his will, it’s going to require going beyond our own desire!

  25. FAITH into action!!!!!

    And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead. And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed. And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted. (‭Acts‬ ‭20‬:‭9-12‬ KJV)

    I love this!!! No worries here, he’s not dead, He is alive! Let me continue with the word of GOD here!

    Everyone hearing what Paul had said. They were encouraged, their faith was lifted and they continued into the wee hours of the night. Yeah they had some Holy Ghost filled preaching! Just like on Sunday night!!! To God be all the glory

  26. “And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
    Acts 20:9

    Michael —
    All the time my mom talks about the person who fell asleep. Mom, Pastor, and my Sunday school teachers have all taught on it. DON’T GO TO SLEEP IN CHURCH!

    Joseph–
    Eutychus was sleep in church. He was in a window and fell down three stories and was picked up dead. Right now I’m t long you not to fall asleep in church or you might fall down three stories.

    Olivia–
    Don’t fall asleep in church.

    For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭20:29‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Often when we have guests, no matter how frequently they come, we have other members who slide in after their departure. We don’t always know about the new members. Other times we know the members well. These new members might be sheep, or they might not be sheep. It is the job of the church body to watch for its members carefully. Wolves seek to devour. They can hunt in packs or alone. Either way they seek after the weak and the new. We must watch and pray for those so the wolves don’t devour our young.

  27. 13 And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot.
    14 And when he met with us at Assos, we took him in, and came to Mitylene.

    Many times I have found that I hear Jesus better when I slow down and spend some time with him. That doesn’t mean to miss church, that is on top of church, I spend extra time with Jesus alone.

  28. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    You must loose your life that you might find it in Jesus.

  29. 30 Even some men from your own group will rise up and distort the truth in order to draw a following.

    We see this happen all the time. There are individuals looking for fame, notoriety, power or position. They will distort the truth just to reach their agenda. These individuals are never in unity with the rest of the group. Lets us be aware of them, and not to follow them.

  30. We may not understand what lies await for us in our future, but God has a plan. One of the reasons so many people get into trouble is because they don’t trust God enough. There is a way for us to come out victorious in every battle and not just a few. That way involves trusting in the one who is able to supply all your needs. When we trust the plan of God, everything else will fall in line.

  31. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.

    We must learn to not allow things to easily shake our faith. Trials will come but our faith in God should be at a place to withstand the situation. This means we are to learn from each trial and victory allowing them to build up our faith; so that we may finish our course with joy.

    The fact is if we are running in empty when it’s over we will be empty but this scripture let’s us know this is not the will of God! For the scripture says “finish the course with joy” it’s time to stop running on half full or empty and run full of the Holy Ghost!

  32. Josiah: 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
    Not my will, but God’s will. I liked the spirit of Paul how he did not worry about temporary trials or pain that we experience in life but focused on the overall picture. That he “might finish my course with joy, and the ministry”. Notice how he mentioned how he, Paul, wanted to complete his ministry. After this it says God gave him his ministry. It says “and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.”. Paul took up the mantle. He obeyed his calling. It is my pray that I do not worry about the trials I may go through in life, but I pray to stay and complete my course in the Lord’s will. I also pray to listen to my calling and take up the mantle and be positioned for anointing. LET US GO IN JESUS NAME! LET EVERYTHING THAT HATH BREATH PRAISE THE LORD. PRAISE YE THE LORD!

  33. 35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

    Out of all the things that Jesus had thought the one that stuck out to Paul was it is more blesssd to give. Paul gave his life to the gospel and he’s the gratest author in the Bible. At anytime Paul could of gotten jealous or thrown in the towel we would not have the epistles that we read today. His gift keeps giving to humanity after all these years. You never know what your gift will do or who it will end up helping, maybe the world.

  34. 29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
    30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
    31 Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.

    We must hide the WORD innour hearts so we will be led astray by false prophets.

  35. Their is a clear difference between boasting and speaking the truth. The distinction can sometimes be subtle and hard to discern, but Paul isn’t lifting himself up in a boastful way here. Instead he is giving a clear and honest account of what he’s done. Not only does Paul review what God has done through him but he points to what lies ahead. He is willing to endure any hardship for the sake of the gospel. While not trying to lift himself up in the spiritual spotlight, Paul does recognize that his life can be an inspiration and encouragement to others to be faithful in our lives and the Lord’s ministry.

  36. Act20:22 ( Today’s English Amp) And now, you see, I am going to Jerusalem, bound by the [ Holy ] Spirit and obligated and compelled by the [ conviction’s of my own] spirit, not knowing what will befall me there. I will go to Ft Worth and spread the Gospel to this city . Serving the Lord with all humility in tears and in the midst of adversity ( affliction and trials) .

  37. 9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
    10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

    I remember pastor preaching on this on how not to sit by the edge of the church. It is dangerous. However, I also picked up when I read on to stay in the sight and care of a man of God who can save you. For when all others say and think you are dead, he still says “Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.” And he may be able bring you from where you fell. He will be praying and embracing when all others have given up hope. God bless and help our pastors.

  38. 9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

    Theres a process to Spiritual Death, just breaking down this one verse we can see that the young man was sitting in the face of distractions instead of up close to the word of God, once he was distracted he fell asleep unable to hear the word of God, if you can’t hear the word of God how are you going to apply it to your life? Unable to apply it to his life he then he fell to his death.

    We as leaders must be on the lookout for signs of others that may seem distracted, sleeping or about to fall!

    Redirect the Distracted
    Awaken the Slumber
    Catch the Falling

  39. v 20 I have shewed you all things how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.

    It is a beautiful truth that brings great blessing into a person’s life. LORD help us to learn the secret of giving and witness the beautiful blessing of GOD upon our lives.
    Go Give and be Blessed !

  40. And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

    Be careful not to grow weary or fall asleep spiritually. Keep yourself refreshed in the Spirit. Pastor cannot make you pray, but if something happens he will live you enough to fall over you and pray until you are revived.

  41. 16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

    Paul intentionally charted his course so that he could be in the upper room when on the day of Pentecost.

    The fire of the Spirit of God inside each of us should drive us each day to our own personal Pentecost. We are responsible to keep the fires burning hot!

  42. 24 But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
    This life is so very short and we have but a moment compared to all of eternity to witness of this gospel so others may be saved. Jesus has a plan for each and every one of us. If I put my self aside, obey his voice and do his will;I will not be worried about the fleeting things of this world,but focused on bringing people to Jesus.

  43. I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.(Acts 20:35 KJV)

    Our laboring and giving of ourselves is in ministry for it is more blessed to give than to receive. When we give of what we receive then we become tools the Lord can use.

  44. 35. I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Je’-sus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. 36. And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. 37. And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul’s neck, and kissed him, 38. Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more, And they accompanied him unto the ship. Thank you Jesus for saving me.

  45. Hannah: “29 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. 30 Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.” I pray that I never will let someone bring me out of the church. It is my prayer that I am always steadfast in the Lord and the only direction I go is growing in him. There will always be wolves and if you keep getting closer to the Lord the wolves will not be able to destroy your walk with the Lord. They can only destroy your walk if you let them.Never let anything get in the way of the Lord. Always place him first and never push him out of the way. He is the only way to eternal life and it is my desire that I will always walk with him.

  46. Many received the Holy Spirit. Paul wanted to make sure everyone he had contact with was taken cared of because he knew through the Holy Spirit that he was going to get put in jail. He obeyed God no matter the cause.

  47. May 16
    7 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight…..
    Until MIDNIGHT??? and I try not to fall asleep in evening service!!!

  48. “There is much sadness in verses 32>38. It is known as Paul’s farewell discourse to the church at Ephesus. Paul was active in Ephesus from the autumn of 52 to the spring of 55. In this section he is saying goodbye to the church elders prior to his voyage to Jerusalem.

    Excerpt From: Mike Stair. “The World’s Favorite Bible Verses.” MS Peabooks, 2013. iBooks. https://itun.es/us/8lbRJ.l

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