This chapter talks about another one of Paul's experiences, Paul and is crew get shipwrecked on the island of Malta. At the beginning of the chapter it talks about how the Maltese people treated and the others that were on the ship with Paul. They were actually nice and kind to them. A wealthy man from Malta and he was also very kind to Paul and the rest of the crew. Paul wanted to see and heal him. Paul also healed many others while preaching the gospel. After 3 months in Malta Paul decides to head back to Rome. He had a speech in front of some of the Jews. The main point in the speech was for them to listen with their hearts so they could be healed and restored. He also told them that he believed the messiah had already come and salvation was for the Gentiles and as well as the Jews. Paul preached in Rome for 2 years without any troubles.
We see at the beginning that they landed in Malta and the people were kind. Paul was bit by a snake and people thought that he deserved it in a way but then when nothing happened the changed their mind that he was some sort of god. We get the end of this journey and its nice to see that the last part of 2 years he preached without troubles and that no body tried to stop him. Sometimes there will be stuff along the way that will try to stop us from dong our job but eventually we will win the battle and not be stopped any more.
Paul was not not a god it was God through him that saved him from the snake Paul would have died without God's helping hand. Sometimes we just have to be patient with God's work it may take a while. I'm sure it was not easy when Paul was persecuted but he never lost sight of God this and is what saved him.
Post by Pastor Dustin on Aug 15, 2016 13:41:49 GMT
Paul continues his journey and lands on the island of Malta. While there he gets bit by a deadly snake. The people expect him to get sick or die but nothing happens. So the people think he is a god. But he just had the power of God.
He continues his journey to Rome, where he meets the people and starts preaching the word. The people of Rome had nothing against him but wanted to hear what he had to say. Some believed and some didn't.