The book of Acts is written over a period of thirty years and explains the continual work of the risen Lord through the spread of the gospel from Jerusalem and beyond. Throughout Luke’s historical account he will often move quickly, covering years within a matter of verses. But sometimes he will slow right down and focus on a particular dialogue to teach us the type of preaching and leadership and doctrine and convictions that propelled the gospel forward. This is one of those times as Luke brings us in to the intimate discussion between Paul and the elders of Ephesus. In this message Paul shows us that a godly leader is marked by a consistent life, a servant attitude, and doctrinal conviction.
- Consistent life (vv. 17-18)
- Servant attitude (v. 19)
- Doctrinal conviction (vv. 20-21)