27 November 2022 (am) – Acts 27:1-28:10
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 27th November 2022.|
Chapters 27-28 tell the tale of Paul’s journey from Jerusalem to Rome. It’s a dramatic tale of darkness, terror and shipwreck! Paul, Luke and Aristarchus (27:2) are transported, along with other prisoner from Caesarea. Responsibility for their transportation has been given to a centurion named Julius, who arranges a voyage to Myra, on the south-west corner of Turkey where they then change vessels and head onward to Italy on an Alexandrian ship.
But they don’t make it. After 2 weeks in darkness and desperation their ship is wrecked on the shores of Malta.
Q What has been the most helpful thing someone has done or said to you when you have been suffering?
Q Read chapter 27 as a group. Why might we think it strange that Paul would have to endure the ordeals of this chapter?
Q Read 2 Corinthians 11:16-31. Why does Paul tell his readers about all of the things he has suffered?
Q What would you say to someone who believed that if we have enough faith, Christians shouldn’t suffer in this life?
Q Take a closer look at Acts 27:21-26. What help is there here to sustain us in the trials and sufferings of life?