Sunday Morning 9/19/10

We had a wonderful time in the Lord this week.  I have been blessed the last few weeks to be doing pulpit supply for another church in our area, so I have had a chance to “practice” my sermons before they are recorded for this site.  Truthfully, it doesn’t matter how much practice I get, because they are not about how well I can preach; it is about God speaking to His people, including me.  I pray that you are richly blessed through God’s Word as we are challenged together by it.  This sermon comes from Acts 20.  You can listen and follow along with the notes below.  May God bless.

Caring for the Flocks

Sermon notes 9/19/10

Acts 20

  1. Encouraging the disciples – Acts 20:1-6
    1. The disciples from Ephesus – after the riot in Acts 19
    2. Gathering the collections for Jerusalem
      1. In Macedonia – 2 Corinthians 8:1-5
      2. In Corinth – v. 2-5
      3. In Philippi – the Feast of Unleavened Bread – v. 6
  2. Tragedy in Troas
    1. The first [day] of the week
      1. Luke uses Jewish reckoning of time in Acts
        1. Sabbath to Sabbath – Acts 13:14, 43-44; 17:2; 18:4
        2. Paul’s observance of the Sabbath is well-documented
      2. This happens on the night at the end of Sabbath
    2. Havdalah and “many lamps”
      1. Rekindling of fire after the Sabbath
      2. Speaking until midnight
      3. “Lucky’s” bad luck
        1. Resurrection and havdalah
        2. Matthew 28:1
  3. Meeting with the Ephesian leaders
    1. Calls them to him at Miletus
    2. The message of repentance
      1. Paul preaches the same Gospel/Good News as Jesus
      2. The mystery of the gospel of Paul – Ephesians 1:9; 3:3-11
    3. Shepherding the flock
      1. Teaching the whole will of God
      2. Protecting against those who would distort the truth
        1. 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12
        2. 1 Timothy 4:1-5
      3. More blessed to give than to receive
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