Seed Gospel: Paul’s farewell speech.

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Our weekly delight ( joy & pleasure ) in READING, comes from the Book of Acts 20: 25 – 32.

” And now, listen carefully: I know that none of you, among whom I went about preaching the Kingdom, will see me again. For that reason I testify to you ( our parting ) day that I am innocent of the blood of all people. For I did not shrink from declaring to you the whole purpose and plan of God. Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd ( tend, feed, guide ) the Church of God which he bought with his own blood. I know that after I am gone, ( false teachers like ) ferocious wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock: even from among your own selves men will arise, speaking  perverse and distorted things, to draw away the disciples after themselves  ( as theirs followers ). Therefore be continually alert, remembering that for three years, night or day, I did not stop admonishing and advising each one ( of you ) with tears. And now I commend you to God ( placing you in His protective, loving care ) and ( I commend you ) to the word of His grace ( the counsel and promises of His unmerited favor ). His grace is able to build you up and to give you the ( rightful ) inheritance among those who are set apart for God’s purpose – all believers. “

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However, God’s inspired and inerrant Word was given for many reasons: to teach us, rebukes us, correct us, and instruct us in righteousness. I t was also given so that we may be complete and equipped for every good work – ( 2 Timothy 3: 16 – 17 ). By reading the Bible on a consistent basis, slowly, in an attitude of prayer, you can find direction for your ( life and learn how to best serve the Lord who gave His life for you ).

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Joshua 1: 8 ” Be sure that the Book of the law is always read in your worship. Study it day and night, and make sure that you obey everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. “

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