The Vision of Greatness (9 of 12) by Stan Coffey

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The Vision of Greatness (9 of 12)
Series: The Heavenly Vision - Seeing the Invisible
Dr. Stan Coffey
Acts 20:18-35

I.VISION OF A GREAT PERSON
II. VISIION OF A GREAT PASSION
III. VISION OF A GREAT PURPOSE
IV. VISION OF A GREAT PRINCIPLE

It's so good to see you this morning. I want you to take God's word and turn to the twentieth chapter of the Book of Acts. Today we're going to talk about "The Heavenly Vision - The Vision of Greatness". The vision of greatness and our example would be the life of that great apostle Paul that God used in such a mighty way.

Acts Chapter 20 and we're going to begin reading in Verse 18. I'd like to ask everyone to stand please for the reading of God's word this morning. Notice beginning in Verse 18,

"AND WHEN THEY WERE COME TO HIM, HE SAID UNTO THEM, YE KNOW, FROM THE FIRST DAY THAT I CAME INTO ASIA, AFTER WHAT MANNER I HAVE BEEN WITH YOU AT ALL SEASONS,

SERVING THE LORD WITH ALL HUMILITY OF MIND, AND WITH MANY TEARS, AND TEMPTATIONS, WHICH BEFELL ME BY THE LYING IN WAIT OF THE JEWS:AND HOW I KEPT BACK NOTHING THAT WAS PROFITABLE UNTO YOU, BUT HAVE SHEWED YOU, AND HAVE TAUGHT YOU PUBLICLY, AND FROM HOUSE TO HOUSE,

TESTIFYING BOTH TO THE JEWS, AND ALSO TO THE GREEKS, REPENTANCE TOWARD GOD, AND FAITH TOWARD OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. AND NOW, BEHOLD, I GO BOUND IN THE SPIRIT UNTO JERUSALEM, NOT KNOWING THE THINGS THAT SHALL BEFALL ME THERE:

SAVE THAT THE HOLY GHOST WITNESSETH IN EVERY CITY, SAYING THAT BONDS AND AFFLICTIONS ABIDE ME. BUT NONE OF THESE THINGS MOVE ME, NEITHER COUNT I MY LIFE DEAR UNTO MYSELF, SO THAT I MIGHT FINISH MY COURSE WITH JOY, AND THE MINISTRY, WHICH I HAVE RECEIVED OF THE LORD JESUS, TO TESTIFY THE GOSPEL OF THE GRACE OF GOD.

AND NOW, BEHOLD, I KNOW THAT YE ALL, AMONG WHOM I HAVE GONE PREACHING THE KINGDOM OF GOD, SHALL SEE MY FACE NO MORE. WHEREFORE I TAKE YOU TO RECORD THIS DAY, THAT I AM PURE FROM THE BLOOD OF ALL MEN.

FOR I HAVE NOT SHUNNED TO DECLARE UNTO YOU ALL THE COUN ...


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