Acts 27:1-28:10 (908/ 1739) The Storm
I) Paul's treacherous journey
A) It wasn’t easy because they were sailing in _______________ seas.
B) Paul encouraged the sailors to spend the __________ at Fair Haven.
C) Enticed by potential profits, the crew decided not to harbor in Phoenix and ________________ onto Rome.
D) They faced a ___________ Gregale (Northeaster) storm for 14 days.
E) God miraculously ________________ their lives when the ship wrecked on Malta.
F) On Malta, Paul is bitten by a poisonous __________ but did not die.
II) There are multiple dimensions to a storm and its devastation.
A) There are things _________ of our control.
We need to accept this.
B) There are things _____________ by our own foolishness or others.
We need to be wise and try to avoid this.
Richard Neibuhr’s Serenity Prayer: God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.
III) Storms do not need to defeat us. God can bring good from them.
A) The Gospel was spread _______________ because of this storm.
1) The people of Malta saw God’s ________ and heard the gospel.
2) We can trust that God can use our ______________ points to grow our faith.
B) Storms can produce __________________ and thanksgiving.
1) Sailors are in a panic. Paul has peace and gives ___________ in the middle of the storm.
2) God often gives us _______________ and reminds us of our blessings in the midst of our trials.
C) God is ______________ believers in the midst of a storm.
1) God’s angel reminded Paul that he _______________to God and could have courage.
2) God is with us in the ________________ of our trials too.