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Acts 20:17-38 Paul’s Farewell to Ephesus

No safer place for those you love

We are on the way to Jerusalem with Paul. Today he calls the Ephesian elder to him. He didn’t want to go to Ephesus himself though. That would have been even harder on him than saying goodbye to this group.

Paul wants to say a personal farewell to these men. He has worked with them for three years. He trained them for the work himself, along with some of the other brothers who went with him.  This farewell is not easy.

Paul reminds them of his example while he was living among them. He worked tirelessly for the gospel. He helped the sick and poor with his own hands as well as cared for those who accompanied him in this work. He asks this group of elders to continue with that same kind of work and heart for others. Read more »