"Inheritance Among The Santified"
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Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
September 10, 2017
Central Passage
Acts 20:25-38
Subject
PM Service
Description

INTRODUCTION:

            A.        Paul lived a life that would end in eternal glory; II Timothy 4:6-8

                        1.         He encouraged others to do the same; I Timothy 6:12

                        2.         John also encouraged such a lifestyle; Revelation 2:10b

            B.        Paul preached the word and encouraged others to do the same; Acts 20:27

            C.        Our text is Paul’s farewell address to the elders of the church at Ephesus

            D.        Our study is “Inheritance Among The Sanctified”

 

I.          PAUL’S MINISTRY WAS ABOUT TO END:

            A.        He reminds the elders of their time together; Acts 20:25

            B.        He declares himself free of the blood of all men; Acts 20:26

                        1.         He has faithfully guided men to the truth; Acts 20:27

                        2.         Ezekiel warned of the wrath of God on disobedience; Ezekiel 3:18-19       

            C.        Paul then exhorts the elders concerning the future of the church; Acts 20:28

 

II.        A CLOSER LOOK AT PAUL’S EXHORTATION:

            A.        “Take heed to yourselves”; Acts 20:28

                        1.         Their first duty as an example to the flock; I Peter 5:3

                        2.         Godly qualities would be a role model for all; I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9

            B.        Take heed “to all the flock” as spiritual guides; Acts 20:28

                        1.         As Paul was free so the elders should keep themselves free of the blood of the flock; Acts 20:27-28

                        2.         Grievous wolves and perverse teachings; Acts 20:29-30

                        3.         Stay alert and remember what you have learned; Acts 20:31

 

III.       PAUL’S COMMENDATION AND FINAL ACTIONS:

            A.         “I commend you to God”; Acts 20:32; (See Philippians 4:13, 19)

            B.         “And to the word of His grace”; Acts 20:32

            C.          The word would build them up and bring them into “an inheritance among the sanctified”; Acts 20:32

                         1.       “Sanctified” – “set apart for a holy purpose”

                         2.        A home in heaven; Matthew 25:34

 

CONCLUSION:

            A.        Paul’s prayer and the tears of all; Acts 20:36-37

            B.        Will you/we have an “Inheritance Among The Sanctified”?