8 … I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost,  9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me…”I Corinthians 16:8-9

We all want to ________________________ with our efforts.

 (Context vs. 5-12) 5 After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia.6 Perhaps I will stay with you for a while, or even spend the winter, so that you can help me on my journey, wherever I go. 7 For I do not want to see you now and make only a passing visit; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. 8 But I will stay on at Ephesus until Pentecost, 9 because a great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me. 10 When Timothy comes, see to it that he has nothing to fear while he is with you, for he is carrying on the work of the Lord, just as I am. 11 No one, then, should treat him with contempt. Send him on his way in peace so that he may return to me. I am expecting him along with the brothers. 12 Now about our brother Apollos: I strongly urged him to go to you with the brothers. He was quite unwilling to go now, but he will go when he has the opportunity.

We all need _________________ to help us be effective.

(vs. 6, 10-11)

We all will ____________________________ in our efforts.

(vs. 9, 10)

We all can ____________ priorities _________________ what we _____________.

(vs. 7-8, 12)

Acts 14:21-25  21 They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.23 Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting,committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust. 24 After going through Pisidia, they came into Pamphylia, 25 and when they had preached the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia.

We are leaving ________________ in ________________!

In an effective “Body” effort, all __________ and _________________.

  • Vs. 23      ______________________________________________________   .
  • Vs. 22      ______________________________________________________   .
  • I Cor. 16:10-11      _______________________________________________   .