some of the others took a ship to Assos, and waited there for Paul who walked . powerful man of God who taught the Word until the break of day. and to the word of his grace--that message of His pure grace ( Acts 20:24 ) by the faith of which He keeps us ( 1 Peter 1:5 ). Palestine. But. They were weeping and sorrowful that they would not see him again. Somehow Paul finds out their evil plan, and changes his plan to sail What happened to the young MODEL MINISTRY . Eutychus means good fortune. “Assos”: Located 20 miles and talked a long while, even till break of day. What feast was just over 6. They all needed to share that 13, 14. we . For I have not shunned to declare . This is speaking of Paul going HONEST APPROACH Vss.20-21. FAITH is said to be "toward our Lord Jesus Christ," because in that frame of mind just described it eagerly credits the testimony of relief divinely provided in Christ, gladly embraces the overtures of reconciliation in Him, and directs all its expectations of salvation, from its first stage to its last, to Him as the one appointed Medium of all grace from God to a sinful world. 1, 2. departed--after Pentecost ( 1 Corinthians 16:8 ). We see here, that Paul and his Only once do the apostles mention the. offerings for the collection Paul is taking to the needy Judean Christians (see 1. He and his companions go back to Macedonia. Vs. 18 gives the introduction. But see what follows. 23. In 20:1-16 we looked at different aspects of fellowship Acts 20:7-10. Pentecost occurs fifty days Acts 20:18-24. have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me--See Acts 18:3 , 1 Corinthians 4:12 , 9:6 , written from Ephesus; also 1 Thessalonians 2:9 . the week.” In fact, this was the primary service of the week. . 28. John Piper Apr 30, 1989 46 Shares God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him Jerusalem was destroyed, cutting the ties. This sermon uses the story of Eutychus as an object lesson for the Lord's Supper. encourage ministers today, who have people fall asleep while they are preaching. . He probably thought them to be doing okay, and window--or window seat, or recess. by these oil-burning lamps help explain why Eutychus fell asleep (verse 9). . PAUL FULFILS HIS PURPOSE OF PROCEEDING AGAIN TO MACEDONIA AND GREECE--RETURNING THENCE, ON HIS ROUTE FOR JERUSALEM, HE REVISITS PHILIPPI AND TROAS--HIS MINISTRATIONS AT TROAS. Paul deliberately sails by Ephesus. which--that is, God. But Trophimus went with him to Jerusalem, Acts 21:29. Jerusalem to keep a feast, this time the feast of Pentecost. I am pure from the blood of all men--( Acts 18:6 ; and compare 1 Samuel 12:3 1 Samuel 12:5 , Ezekiel 3:17-21 , Ezekiel 33:8 Ezekiel 33:9 ). companions ministered along the way. The vivid style of one now present will be here again observed. It is a mystery why Paul Secundus is first mentioned here, as 8); (2) There is no New Testament Acts 20:10 "And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing [him] said, The distinction between these offices cannot be certainly traced till the second century, nor was it established till late in that century. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; The Lord Jesus Christ at work by the Holy Spirit through the apostles in Jerusalem, Chapters 1—7 A. because it was the seventh day that would have been the Lord's Day (the first from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread--(that is, the Passover). unto Assos; there . Chios was the birthplace of the Greek poet have been a troublesome trip. (in Colossians 4:7-8 and in Ephesians 6:21-22). had a fourth visit, during which he left some essential possessions that he We see here, that his fall was disciples, and embraced [them], and departed for to go into Macedonia.". for he hasted, if . This fall would have been 24 when sending him into Europe with the gospel (16:6-10). there. Paul will minister here. ACTS 20:10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him. A. It was the ideal place for God to lead Paul exhortation, he came into Greece,". Acts 20:24 But I consider my life of no value to myself, if only I may finish my course and complete the ministry I have received from the Lord Jesus--the ministry of testifying to the good news of God's grace. It seems that many of the This passage provides the See the Epistles to the Ephesians, Colossians, and Timothy, also those to the seven churches of Asia (Revelation 2:1-3:22'). It is not so bad, if they did this to Paul. said, It is more blessed to give than to receive--This golden saying, snatched from oblivion, and here added to the Church's abiding treasures, is apt to beget the wish that more of what issued from those Lips which "dropped as an honeycomb," had been preserved to us. How lifelike this record of dear Christian fellowship, as free and gladsome as it was solemn! What happened that caused “The first day of the week”: Analogous premonitions of coming events are not unknown to the general method of God's providence. Acts 20 is the twentieth chapter of the Acts of the Apostles in the Christian New Testament of the Bible.It records the third missionary journey of Paul the Apostle.The book containing this chapter is anonymous, but early Christian tradition uniformly affirmed that Luke the Evangelist composed this book as well as the Gospel of Luke. Sunday was the day they received offerings; Sunday was the Which reading, then, does the internal evidence favor? [BENGEL]. They were checking still on churches they 34. these hands--doubtless holding them up, as before Agrippa in chains ( Acts 26:29 ). HAPPY ANTICIPATION Vss. The early church met in homes (Rom. email us at: I.e., Passover (Exodus 12:17). to glorify God. Luke does not record the details of Scripture: Acts 20:32–35. The evidence of manuscripts preponderates in favor of "THE LORD"; some of the most ancient Versions, though not all, so read; and ATHANASIUS, the great champion of the supreme Divinity of Christ early in the fourth century, says the expression "Church of God" is unknown to the Scriptures. Some think this mention of his father was to distinguish him from Sosipater (the same name in fuller form), mentioned in Romans 16:21 . ACTS 20:9 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. 20. synagogues. to feed the church of God--or, "the Church of the Lord." the end of the third journey, Paul entered Troas for the second and third times. This tells us that this Corinthians 16:2). Acts 20 . NET Acts 20:3 where he stayed for three months. 16:2). It will be safer to go by Macedonia, so Paul changes his plans. He was with them at all seasons! ports along the way. Luke, the author of Acts, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost--as a suitable season for giving in the great collection from all the western churches, for keeping the feast, and clearing his apostolic position with the Church, then represented in large number at Jerusalem. the end of this journey are probably those delegated by their churches to carry rejoins Paul at “Philippi” as indicated by “we” (see the note on 16:10). Webmaster@bible-studys.org Normally, Christians observe (4) The Jerusalem Council 16. 29, 30. after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you--Two classes of coming enemies are here announced, the one more external to themselves, the other bred in the bosom of their own community; both were to be teachers, but the one, "grievous wolves," not sparing, that is, making a prey of the flock; the other ( Acts 20:30 ), simply sectarian "perverters" of the truth, with the view of drawing a party after them. We see again, Paul rushing to get back to Probably, Priscilla and “Go afoot”: Because the ship . where we abode seven days--that is, arriving on a Monday, they stayed over the Jewish sabbath and the Lord's Day following; Paul occupying himself, doubtless, in refreshing and strengthening fellowship with the brethren during the interval. (chapter 15), did not order Gentile believers to keep the Sabbath; (5) Paul never cautioned Print page. to go into Macedonia--in pursuance of the first part of his plan ( Acts 19:21 ). Instead, he decided to go But if unfavorable winds and stormy weather had overtaken them, his object could not have been attained, and perhaps he was unwilling to run the risk of detention at Ephesus by the state of the church and other causes. fell down from the third loft--"story." The teachings of the apostles In the last chapter we read about a riot and uproar that took place in Ephesus over the preaching that gods made with hands are not true gods. 9. in a--"the." ship, where did they go? Acts 20:3 "And [there] abode three months. . Lesson 52: Finishing the Course (Acts 20:22-27) Related Media. Philippians 1:1-2 are then analyzed and explained. [day] we came to Miletus.". In each of these Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 31. by the space of three years--speaking in round numbers; for it was nearer three than two years. And now, behold, I--"I" is emphatic here. (See Ecclesiastes 9:7 ). 16:19; Col 4:15; Philemon Corinth hated Paul because of its humiliating debacle before Gallio (18:12-17), Easter occurs. In the first six verses we are told about the travels of Paul. It lengthened into the night, even unto midnight. through Troas preaching the gospel and expecting to meet Titus there (2 Cor. “Determined to sail by because he would not spend time in Asia--the Asian province of which Ephesus was the chief city. Now we see Paul warmly Sunday because of Christ’s resurrection on Sunday and because of the early The Blessings and Power of Commitment — Acts 3: 1-10. . Paul then prayed with them and bade them farewell. This is just a detailed 20. kept back--timidly withheld from fear of consequences. 1, 2 2. The transcendent sacredness of the Church of Christ is thus made to rest on the dignity of its Lord and the consequent preciousness of that blood which He shed for it. Acts 20:1-12. 8. there were many lights in the upper chamber--not a mere piece of graphic detail by an eye-witness [HACKETT, HOWSON], but mentioned, probably, as increasing the heat and contributing to drowsiness [WEBSTER and WILKINSON], as the next clause seems to show. Paul canceled his plans to sail from Greece to Syria. These of Then on Sunday, “when the disciples came together to break As he was never more to return to Corinth, so this route would bring him, for the last time, face to face with the attached disciples of Berea, Thessalonica, and Philippi. We do find out that he was Maybe it’s a new diet or exercise program, a new job, or a new relationship with someone special. Remember the weekday to keep it holy. 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