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Week 42 Day 5
we have all said them many times
some are casual
at the end of many
but some goodbyes stand out in our minds
they are the milestone goodbyes
dear john letters
children leaving home
experiences of being torn apart
and after the goodbyes
the memories remain as though
we can hold on to the experience
it is good to know and ponder
that the best thing
we can give each other
is precious memories
it is important to live our lives
in such a way
that we leave behind
FAREWELL MY BROTHERS
Like Jesus, Paul set his face toward Jerusalem.
Acts 19 & 20
21Paul purposed in the Spirit when he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, to go to Jerusalem, saying, "After I have been there, I must also see Rome." 16He was hurrying to be at Jerusalem, if possible, on the Day of Pentecost.
17From Miletus he sent to Ephesus and called for the elders
of the church. 18He said to them, "You know, from the first day
that I came to Asia, in what manner I always lived among you,
19serving the Lord with all humility, with many tears and trials
which happened to me. 20You know how I kept back nothing that was helpful, but proclaimed it to you, and taught you publicly and
from house to house, 21testifying to Jews, and also to Greeks,
repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.
22"Now I go bound in spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing what
will happen to me there, 23except that the Holy Spirit testifies
in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me.
24But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life
dear, so that I may finish the ministry which I received from
the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
25"Indeed, I know that you all will see my face no more.
26Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the
blood of all men. 27 I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God. 28Take heed to yourselves and to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His
own blood. 29For I know this, that after my departure savage
wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. 30Also
from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse
things, to draw away the disciples after themselves. 31Now
watch, and remember that for three years I did not cease to
warn everyone night and day with tears.
32"I commend you to God and to the word of His grace,
which is able to build you up. 33 I have coveted no one's
silver or gold or apparel. 34You know that these hands have
provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me.
35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that
you must support the weak. The Lord Jesus said, 'It is more
blessed to give than to receive.'"
36Then he knelt down and prayed with them. 37They all
wept and fell on Paul's neck and kissed him, 38sorrowing
most of all for the words which he spoke, that they would see
his face no more. And they accompanied him to the ship. This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV
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