Friday, August 23, 2013

goodbye, part 3

Good evening friends,
I recognize that some of these several readings on Paul's farewells can feel a little repetitive. For me, seeing the close relationships in the church coupled with Paul's steadfastness in the face of his death is truly inspiring. The repetition of the scene reminds me how many lives he touched and how many chances he had to turn away from his mission. Also, from the preview I've seen, you really don't want to miss Sally's sermon this Sunday.

God bless,

Acts 21:1-6
When we had parted from them and set sail, we came by a straight course to Cos, and the next day to Rhodes, and from there to Patara. 2When we found a ship bound for Phoenicia, we went on board and set sail. 3We came in sight of Cyprus; and leaving it on our left, we sailed to Syria and landed at Tyre, because the ship was to unload its cargo there.

 4We looked up the disciples and stayed there for seven days. Through the Spirit they told Paul not to go on to Jerusalem. 5When our days there were ended, we left and proceeded on our journey; and all of them, with wives and children, escorted us outside the city. There we knelt down on the beach and prayed 6and said farewell to one another. Then we went on board the ship, and they returned home.

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