We Are All About Jesus.
He is, without a doubt, the most famous person in all of human history. More songs have been written about him, artwork created of him, and books written about him than anyone who’s ever lived. Even our calendar is based off his life, dividing time before and after him. Naturally, someone this important will have fans and foes. And a lot of people have an idea of who Jesus is. They may get this idea from TV or movies, maybe from past church experience and Sunday School felt boards, from history books, or maybe from just hearsay.
We Preach The Gospel.
“For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures.” —1 Corinthians 15:3
Following Paul having to say goodbye to the Ephesian elders he finds himself again surrounded by other Christians having to say goodbye again. As we read through this narrative we can see Paul modeling for us a healthy way of saying goodbye. Prayer, heartbreak and the gospel all play an important role when it comes to saying goodbye. However, as Christians are goodbyes are never really goodbyes; they are farewells.