Today's passage: Acts 28:1-31
- The inhabitants of Malta went from assuming Paul was a murderer to a god. Quite the leap!
- Their view of justice allowed for this sort of instance to make things right. By God's grace, our justice was served at the cross.
- Paul didn't seem to fear this snake bite. God had revealed His will. Paul would make it to Rome.
- The Twin Brothers were believed to protect sailors. Perhaps many of these Romans by now knew exactly who was actually protecting them on this voyage.
- Seeing other Christians gave Paul great encouragement. The fellowship of the saints is crucial in the Christian life!
- For some helpful information about what happened after Acts 28, check out this link: https://www.gotquestions.org/Paul-fourth-missionary-journey.html
Questions to consider:
- How was the response of the Jews in Rome so similar to all the other instances we read in the book of Acts? How did Paul speak to their response? What did he commit to do just as he had so many times before?
- Why is it so important to have good relationships with others in the church? In what ways does it help us to persevere? To get rest and encouragement? What other benefits can you think of?
- Why doesn't the story end with the end of the book of Acts? Why doesn't the story end even with the end of Paul's earthly life? How are we involved in this great narrative? How will you contribute to the story?