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Saturday, December 14, 2013

December 14 - Acts 27-28: Paul, Shipwrecked on the Way to Rome



December 14
Today’s Reading: Acts 27-28

The Message

English Standard Version

Thought to Guide Your Reading

Paul's faith in God saves both him and everyone on the boat with him.

Summary in 100 Words or Less

Paul, the other prisoners, and their guards set sail to Rome.
The captain ignored Paul's bad-weather warnings at Crete. Storms plagued them for a fortnight. Paul assured the crew they would live. They crashed the ship outside Malta and swam ashore.
In Malta, Paul was bitten by a snake and survived. He healed many people there.
After wintering in Malta, Paul and the rest made it to Rome. He spoke to Jewish leaders about Jesus. Some believed. Others argued. Paul reminded them of Isaiah's prophecy that they would listen but not hear God's Word. Paul would therefore teach the Gentiles.

How Today’s Reading Contributes to the Gospel: God is Setting All Things Right

Paul never lost faith through his hard times.

In the entire book of Acts, we read some of the things Paul went through, mentioned in 2 Corinthians. He was held captive even though he committed no crime, had to appeal to Caesar out of fear for his life, and became shipwrecked because the captain would not listen to his advice. Yet through all of it he held to his trust that God would set all of it right. May we all have faith like Paul!

What have you overcome with your faith intact?


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