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Jun 10, 2018 | Craig Lile

Valuing The Good Seasons In Life

Acts 28:1-11

Oh what peace to know your calling from God and to fulfill your part . . . regardless of what circumstances fall all around us. Paul knew his purpose in life was to take the gospel to the Gentiles. (He never gave up his personal goal to win the Jews to Christ, but his calling was to the Gentiles). When Paul’s life was over his missions and evangelism to the Gentiles left an eternal impact.  However. . . Paul’s peace, faith and joy were never a product of all the events, circumstances and relationships that Paul endured in life. Paul knew about being beaten, stoned, shipwrecked, hungry and thirsty, desolate and so much more. His foundation was in His God and obedience to the calling God gave in His life. In Acts 28 we will see the fruit of staying close to God following a traumatic journey at sea and God’s appointed season that allows Paul to rest and recuperate spiritually, physically and emotionally. We will see some observations as well about how God’s is calling every believer today to Himself and His destiny for our place in this world and for His kingdom.


Valuing The Good Seasons In Life

Acts 28:1-11

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I. A Sinner or a God?  A Minister and a Messenger!

Verse 2 uses “__________________________” to describe the inhabitants.  This term        describes foreigners and their non-Greek language.

Supposing Paul to be a murderer, the natives’ words express that Paul will receive what he deserves through the Greek goddess _____________ herself.

The father of Publius had fever with many side issues.  Paul prayed over the man, and God “healed/cured” him.  The word therapeuō suggests treatment, although it could be healing.

They left on February 8 on an Alexandrian ship that featured the twin sons of Zeus, Castor and Pollux, the patron gods of sailors.

Paul sought God, discovered his ____________________, and lived by faith that God would fulfill what He had revealed.

II. Spiritual Observations and Truths

Everyone is impacted by the worldly philosophy that God ______________________________________________________________.

Though He allows suffering, God comforts believers, providing seasons to heal if needed. Believers are to “comfort others with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  Psalm 119:71; II Corinthians 1:3-6

We should seek the Holy Spirit to understand our calling.  We should live in God’s faithfulness to ____________________ in us what He has begun!


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