The Example of Paul (Acts 20:17-38)

The Example of Paul Acts 20:17-38

Acts 20:17-38

I. His work in Ephesus

    A. As a humble servant of the Lord (Acts 20:18-19, 33-34)
    B. His manner of teaching (Acts 20:20-21)

      1. He kept back nothing that was helpful (Ephesians 4:15; 2 Timothy 4:2)
      2. He adapted his teaching methods (public and private)
      3. He did not shut anyone out (Ephesians 2:2:12; Romans 1:16)
      4. He taught repentance and belief

    C. The foundation laid for the church (Acts 20:22-24) – the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:25-27; Ezekiel 3:16-19)

II. His charge to the elders

    A. The value of the church (Acts 20:28)
    B. The warning of apostasy (Acts 20:29-31; Revelation 2:2-5)
    C. Their love for each other and for the church (Acts 20:32-38)

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