WEEKEND PASTORAL LETTER 24 April 2022
21 But that you also may know my affairs and how I am doing, Tychicus, a beloved brother and faithful minister in the Lord, will make all things known to you;
22 whom I have sent to you for this very purpose, that you may know our affairs, and that he may comfort your hearts.
23 Peace to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
24 Grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. Amen.
OBSERVATION AND INTERPRETATION
1. Paul’s personal life
a) This was called “my affairs”
b) He wanted the Ephesians to know how he is doing
2. Personal touch
a) This is not wrong
b) This shows us that Paul was a very personable being
a) Paul had a close group of friends
b) The better-known ones:
c) We are introduced to another person, Tychicus
d) He would inform the Ephesians about how Paul was doing
e) A good description of Tychicus was given
i) A brother
ii) A faithful minister
f) He will seek to comfort hearts
g) He is entrusted with the task of telling people about Paul!
4. Concluding the letter with warm greetings
a) Greetings of:
ii) Love with faith
b) The Source of all blessings
i) God the Father
ii) The Lord Jesus Christ
c) To all
Who love the Lord sincerely
APPLICATION TO LIFE AND MINISTRY
1. We have read another Epistle of Paul
2. The challenge is to master its content
3. And to practise what we have read sincerely
4. Mere reading yields nothing much
May the Lord grant much grace indeed!
Pastor Charles Tan