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In January, I announced to you that I wanted to focus this year on the theme of story—God’s story with us. We spent the first months of the year tracing the story of God’s redemptive plan for his most special creation—humanity. We called that journey, “Finding Your Story in HIStory.” In more recent weeks, we have considered “The Power of Your Story.” The goal has been to motivate you to tell your story. We see countless examples in the New Testament of the power of someone telling his/her story as a way to introduce the story of Jesus. In the meantime we have collected some of your stories. These stories have been compiled, and God willing, will be made available in book form for January 2013. Today, we bring our series to a close. So that you know that I have given you “the whole story,” I need to conclude with this message, “Don’t Expect Everyone to be Thrilled with Your Story.” Most, if not all, do not need for me to tell you this, for you have already experienced that in your own life. But just to be assured that this is a common consequence of being a Christ follower who boldly professes that story to others, I want to share with you today the story of history’s most famous evangelist, the Apostle Paul.
Concern should lead us to prayer and to share the gospel.
This passage makes it clear that the grace and love of Jesus that fills Paul's argument in the first half of Galatians also fills his heart in terms of affection for his readers.
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 first part of a three part series, Paul reviews his manner of ministry among them in the past. This message will challenge you as you consider the ways this godly man established the ministry there among the Ephesian people and how you might do the same in the place God has called you to serve.
Since human life is sacred, God calls us to be serious in our commitment to uphold it.
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