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Farewell Tour

Passion and Tears

Dogged Determination

Sleeping Through the Sermon

Acts 20:1-12
1After the uproar ceased, Paul sent for the disciples, and after encouraging them, he said farewell and departed for Macedonia.
2When he had gone through those regions and had given them much encouragement, he came to Greece.
3There he spent three months, and when a plot was made against him by the Jews as he was about to set sail for Syria, he decided to return through Macedonia.
4Sopater the Berean, son of Pyrrhus, accompanied him; and of the Thessalonians, Aristarchus and Secundus; and Gaius of Derbe, and Timothy; and the Asians, Tychicus and Trophimus.
5These went on ahead and were waiting for us at Troas,
6but we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and in five days we came to them at Troas, where we stayed for seven days.
7On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul talked with them, intending to depart on the next day, and he prolonged his speech until midnight.
8There were many lamps in the upper room where we…

False Gods and Riots

Acts 19:21-41
21  Now after these events Paul resolved in the Spirit to pass through Macedonia and Achaia and go to Jerusalem, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.” 22  And having sent into Macedonia two of his helpers, Timothy and Erastus, he himself stayed in Asia for a while. 23  About that time there arose no little disturbance concerning the Way. 24  For a man named Demetrius, a silversmith, who made silver shrines of Artemis, brought no little business to the craftsmen. 25  These he gathered together, with the workmen in similar trades, and said, “Men, you know that from this business we have our wealth. 26  And you see and hear that not only in Ephesus but in almost all of Asia this Paul has persuaded and turned away a great many people, saying that gods made with hands are not gods. 27  And there is danger not only that this trade of ours may come into disrepute but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be counted as nothing, and that she may …

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