[DailyReading] A shepherd's farewell
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Thu Jun 30 00:00:02 MDT 2016
Lesson: The Foolishness of Preaching
Reading: A shepherd's farewell 2016-06-30
Reference: Acts 20:24-36
Acts 20:24: But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God.
Acts 20:25: And now, behold, I know that ye all, among whom I have gone preaching the kingdom of God, shall see my face no more.
Acts 20:26: Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men.
Acts 20:27: For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Acts 20:28: Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
Acts 20:29: For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock.
Acts 20:30: Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them.
Acts 20:31: Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Acts 20:32: And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Acts 20:33: I have coveted no mans silver, or gold, or apparel.
Acts 20:34: Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
Acts 20:35: I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive.
Acts 20:36: And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all.
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