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“Embracing Selfless- Service” (Acts 20:33-35)


Acts 20:33-35:

I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or apparel. 34 [a]Yes, you yourselves know that these hands have provided for my necessities, and for those who were with me. 35 I have shown you in every way, by laboring like this, that you must support the weak. And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”


In Acts 20:33-35, Paul underscores his selflessness to the Ephesian elders, emphasizing his refusal to seek material support from the communities he served, aligning with his teachings in 1 Corinthians 9:1-23, where he discusses supporting clergy. Paul's example mirrors Nehemiah's integrity in leadership (Nehemiah 5:14-19, Nehemiah 13:10-13). He prioritizes preaching freely and without suspicion by not burdening others with his needs. Like Paul, I aspire to emulate this selflessness in my ministry. Relying solely on the teachings of Christ, I seek to serve without any expectations of personal gain. My mission remains rooted in sacrificial service in a world where many prioritize receiving over giving. John 21:25 highlights the depth of Christ's teachings, inspiring me to embody his selfless love. By following Paul's example and the principles outlined in these scriptures, I aim to reflect Christ's love and generosity in my ministry, encouraging others to embrace a lifestyle of giving and serving.


In Christ, love ❤️ Jared W Campbell





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