The final call

The final call
Acts 20:17 “From Miletus, Paul sent to Ephesus for the elders of the church.”
So instead of going to Ephesus, he called the elders of Ephesus to come to him.
This talk to the leaders of the Ephesian church that we are going to read over the next few days is very different to the other messages Paul has given. Firstly it is a Christian audience all the other messages were evangelistic in nature. It is as if he is speaking one of his letters because of the tone of the content. He is describing to them what it looks like to follow Jesus. This group of leaders he had given 18 months of his life, the longest he had stayed in one place on his travels. He loves them intensely. He has served them vigorously. He intends to leave this area permanently and after Rome move into Spain, taking the gospel into other parts of the world and he knows that he will never see these friends again. This is an intense moving moment.
If today was the last day you were going to see someone, what would you tell them?
So go ahead, tell them, for this is the day that you have.

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