The Gospel of The Lord according to Paul the Apostle (Acts 20:24-35 )
Paul’s Farewell to the Ephesians | Acts 20:24-35
24, But I consider my life of no value to myself, if only I may finish my course and complete the ministry I have received from the Lord Jesus—the ministry of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.
25, Now I know that none of you among whom I have preached the kingdom will see my face again.
26, Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all men.
27, For I did not shrink back from declaring to you the whole will of God.
28, Keep watch over yourselves and the entire flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
29, I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.
30, Even from your own number, men will rise up and distort the truth to draw away disciples after them.
31, Therefore be alert and remember that for three years I never stopped warning each of you night and day with tears.
32, And now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all who are sanctified.
33, I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing.
34, You yourselves know that these hands of mine have ministered to my own needs and those of my companions.
35, In everything, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus Himself: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”