At Miletus - Acts 20:17-38 * Sunday 9-17-17

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Acts 20: 17-38

 

I.                Paul Calls for the Elders of the Church (vs. 17-21)

a. Paul bypassed Ephesus the place but not the church…how does he do this? ______________________________________________________________________________

b. Paul wastes no time in explaining why he called for the elders.  What does he call to their remembrance first?

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c.  Who does Paul state he served in Ephesus? ______________________________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________ 

d. Does Paul state his time there was easy? ________________________________________________

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e. To whom, where, and what did Paul preach and teach at Ephesus? ______________________________

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II.              I Go Bound in the Spirit to Jerusalem…(vs. 22-24)

a.  What destination does Paul have squarely in view even as he spends time with the elders? ______________________________________________________________________________

b. What does Paul mean by the statement, “I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem?” ____________________

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c. Does Paul know what awaits him in Jerusalem? ___________________________________________

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d.  How does Paul know? ____________________________________________________________

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e. Does this knowledge in any way deter Paul from going forward? _______________________________ ______________________________________________________________________________

f.  What phrase in verse 24 expresses why Paul would willingly go even knowing that chains and tribulations    awaited him? _____________________________________________________________________

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III.            Final Exhortations (vs. 25-38)

a.  Knowing that he would not see these people again what does Paul declare? ________________________

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b. What does he challenge these elders to do? ______________________________________________

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c. Does Paul know that they also will experience hardship? ______________________________________

d. To Whom and what does Paul commend this church? ________________________________________

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e. How do you know the genuine love they had for Paul? _______________________________________

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IV. Application:  How do we live Paul’s example (Philippians 1:21)? ______________________________________ ____________________________________________________________________________________

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