The Call - Paul’s Final Years

Series: The Call

Sunday, March 25, 2018 | By Gary Holmes

The Call - Paul’s Final Years

“Twenty years had passed since Paul, transformed by his conversion to Christ, had arrived in Jerusalem from Damascus. Times and people had changed, including Paul. He had traveled thousands of miles by land and sea, taking the gospel across the Roman Empire. He had founded churches, mentored the next generation of Christian leaders, and written half a dozen letters that would become the earliest written documents in the New Testament. He had profoundly shaped Christian theology and, though he had no way of know it, literally altered the future of Western civilization.” Paul had remained faithful to his call, he had run the good race.

Gary Holmes


Associated Scripture Passage(s):

Acts 20:22-24, Acts 20:36-38

Acts 20:22-24

22 And now, behold, I am going to Jerusalem, constrained by the Spirit, not knowing what will happen to me there, 23 except that the Holy Spirit testifies to me in every city that imprisonment and afflictions await me. 24 But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. (ESV)

Acts 20:36-38

36 And when he had said these things, he knelt down and prayed with them all. 37 And there was much weeping on the part of all; they embraced Paul and kissed him, 38 being sorrowful most of all because of the word he had spoken, that they would not see his face again. And they accompanied him to the ship. (ESV)

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