Paul’s farewell address to the leaders of the church at Ephesus (verses17-35) and his departure for Jerusalem (verses 36-38).
- Verses 17-27. Paul reviews his ministry at Ephesus. Notice, especially, what he says about his behavior, service, faithful preaching of Christ and the overriding ambition of his life.
As you measure your outward service and inward spirit against Paul’s in what respects do you fee; you come short?
- Verses 28-35. What counsel does Paul give those to whom God has given positions of leadership? How can they guard the flock against the dangers that threaten?
Have you begun to experience the truth of Christ’s words quoted in verse 35?