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

22And now, behold, I go bound in the spirit unto Jerusalem, not knowing the things that shall befall me there: 23Save that the Holy Ghost witnesseth in every city, saying that bonds and afflictions abide me. 24But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God. (KJV)

Acts 20:36-38

36And when he had thus spoken, he kneeled down, and prayed with them all. 37And they all wept sore, and fell on Paul's neck, and kissed him, 38Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship. (KJV)

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