How Paul thought (Acts 20)

Paul’s words to the Ephesians always make a big impression on me.

But here are a few things you might want to do after reading this passage:

Read  Ezekiel 33:1-10 and then reread Acts 20:20-27. How did Ezekiel’s words influence Paul’s ministry? How should it affect the way we think when we think about our unsaved family and friends?

Read Acts 20:24 and think, “Is this how I think?” Then compare it to 2 Timothy 4:6-7, which was Paul’s last letter before he died. Looking back, what could Paul say about his life? Did he accomplish his goal?

Finally, read verse 2 Timothy 4:8. What reward did Paul look forward to? Who does he say that reward is for? Again ask yourself, “Is this how think? If I were to die today, could I say what Paul said in verses 7-8? And if not, what needs to change?”

How do you think?


About bkshiroma

I'm from Hawaii, but have been in Japan as a missionary/English teacher since 1995. I'm currently going to a church called Crossroad Nishinomiya, an international church in Nishinomiya, a city right between Kobe and Osaka. Check out their website: 私がハワイから来ましたけど1995年に宣教師と英会話の教師として日本に引っ越しました。 今西宮にあるクロスロード西宮という国際の教会に行っています。どうぞ、そのホムページを見てください:
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