What Did Paul Proclaim?

There is no better passage than Acts 20 for learning about the true nature of gospel ministry. I especially was struck today by the content of Paul’s preaching and teaching:

– anything that was profitable (20)
– repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ (21)
– the gospel of the grace of God (24)
– the kingdom (25)
– the whole purpose of God (27)
– It is more blessed to give than to receive (35)

And look at the words that describe the manner of Paul’s preaching/teaching:

– with all humility and with tears and with trials (19)
– publicly and from house to house (20)
– solemnly testifying (21, 24)
– admonish (21)
– without covetousness, with hard work (33)

May the Lord make my ministry and the ministry of every pastor look more like Paul’s.

SDG,
Ezra

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