Vs. 1, “When the uproar had ended, Paul sent for the disciples and, after encouraging them, said good-by and set out for Macedonia.” After Ephesus, Paul would go on to Macedonia, Philippi, Troas & Miletus. Paul would write the book of Romans in Corinth (part of Macedonia). In Troas, Paul would raise Eutychus from the dead…upon preaching to the crowds on the first day of the week (Sunday). The name Eutychus means “Fortunate” and I suppose we see one other example of God’s incredible Grace! As Paul journeyed, he would meet with the Ephesian elders in Miletus to encourage them one final time. Here we observe an incredibly touching moment as Paul says his farewell to them.
Regarding application…Better to Give. Vs. 35b-36, “…It is more blessed to give than to receive. When he had said this, he knet down with all of them and prayed…” Paul might be a lot different things to different people, but one thing he was not…he was not selfish. I would like to say I am more of a giver than receiver…but I realize I have much work to do in this department. The more you give, the more you are blessed. The world cannot understand it….it’s mantra…the more you keep & take, the more blessed. We must change our ways of thinking. CTC Youth is helping bake and serve food tomorrow for our fundraising…I hope to see many givers bring their baked goods!