Sunday School Lesson 824 Paul is Shiprwrecked

Lesson: 824 Lesson Name: Shipwrecked!
Theme: Sinner's Need and Helplessness / God Speaks to Man

Reading: Acts 27:1-44

Memroy Verse: Acts 27:25
Memory Verse Text: Sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God that it shall be even as it was told me.

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Point 1: Paul and other prisoners are being conveyed to Rome by ship, though this will mean several stops along the way. He is trusted and given some liberty. Verse 10 reveals that Paul knew there was going to be a problem ahead. Though he seems to respect Paul, Julius believes the Ship Master and go on in spite of the warning. What a picture of unheeding sinners who would rather listen to fair promises than the truth.
Point 2: The winds seemed favourable for a while. Then v14 the storm begins in earnest and they are driven by a power they could not control - till all hope was gone. They got a little look into eternity.
Point 3: Paul has a Divine Visitor in the night! Paul reminds the others that they should have listened to the man who unabashedly claimed to be God's servant - but now still - there is room for cheer - and he clearly declares - I believe God.
Point 4: Seems like Paul is now in charge. And just as the Angel revealed, all 276 souls are saved from perishing just as was promised. What a word - 'all safe' - what about you today - will you arrive safe on that other shore, dear sinner?

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Summary: There's a tremendous difference between SAFE and LOST. Which will it be for you?

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