Acts 20


From the use of the pronoun, Luke here rejoins the apostle.

first day

It was the breaking of bread for which the disciples were assembled. The passage indicates the use by the apostolic churches of the first day, not the seventh. Cf. 1 Corinthians 16:2.


Cf. Acts 21:4. In Acts 20:22 Paul's own spirit (See Scofield "1 Thessalonians 5:23") is meant; in Acts 21:4 the Holy Spirit. Paul's motive in going to Jerusalem seems to have been his great affection for the Jews Romans 9:1-5 and his hope that gifts of the Gentile churches, sent by him to the poor saints at Jerusalem Romans 15:25-28 would open the hearts of the law-bound Jewish believers to the "gospel of the grace of God" Acts 20:24.


Or, I hold not my life of any account, as unto myself, in comparison with accomplishing my course. See, 1 Corinthians 9:26; Philippians 3:13,14. 2 Timothy 4:7,8.


The two sources of the apostasy: false teachers from without, 2 Corinthians 11:13-15; 2 Peter 2:1-3 ambitious leaders from within, ; 3 John 1:9,10; Revelation 2:6,15. Also, ; 1 Timothy 1:20; 1 John 2:19.

It is more

See, Luke 14:12.

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