Paul was on his way from Philippi to Jerusalem to be there in time for the Feast of Pentecost. The church at Ephesus was dear to his heart. He spent 3 years ministering there and was now passing by, desiring to give a farewell message to the leaders of the church. He knew his time was limited, so he asked them to meet him in Miletus, some 33 miles away. In this third part of a three part series, Paul charges the leaders of the church take heed to themselves, oversee the people of God, feed them with the Word and be vigilant as they keep watch for the enemies that lurk both without and within.
This message will challenge those who oversee the people of God in various manners. These are the people Jesus died for. The responsibilities God has given for their care needs to be carried out with vigilance.