Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for a period of three years I did not cease to admonish each one with tears.
This took place for two years, so that all who lived in Asia heard the word of the Lord, both Jews and Greeks.
And he entered the synagogue and continued speaking out boldly for three months, reasoning and persuading them about the kingdom of God.
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
serving the Lord with all humility and with tears and with trials which came upon me through the plots of the Jews;
We proclaim Him, admonishing every man and teaching every man with all wisdom, so that we may present every man complete in Christ.
“Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman to the house of Israel; whenever you hear a word from My mouth, warn them from Me.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, “You brood of vipers, who warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
But while his men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went away.
It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.
But keep on the alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are about to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight.
When he had gone back up and had broken the bread and eaten, he talked with them a long while until daybreak, and then left.
Now after several years I came to bring alms to my nation and to present offerings;
I do not write these things to shame you, but to admonish you as my beloved children.
For you recall, brethren, our labor and hardship, how working night and day so as not to be a burden to any of you, we proclaimed to you the gospel of God.
We urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with everyone.
nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you;
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
(“Behold, I am coming like a thief. Blessed is the one who stays awake and keeps his clothes, so that he will not walk about naked and men will not see his shame.”)