Wednesday: Paul in Rome, Finally
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Paul in Rome

After three months in Malta, Paul and his companions were finally able to continue their journey (Acts 28:11). They arrived in Puteoli (Acts 28:13)—modern Pozzuoli, in the Bay of Naples—from where they would travel to Rome by road (see Acts 28:11-16). The news of Paul’s approach quickly reached Rome, and from there a group of believers traveled several miles … [Click to read more …]

13: Journey to Rome – Singing with Inspiration
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All the way through our quarter’s studies, Paul would sing out  “Stand Up! Stand Up for Jesus” – Hymn 618 as well as Hymn 610, “Stand Like the Brave” and  Hymn 590, “Trust and Obey”. He still maintains these ideals this week. Paul is still on his mission to preach in Rome, just as Jesus Himself had … [Click to read more …]

Journey to Rome
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Key Thought:  Acts ends with Paul’s journey to Rome. Paul perseveres through chains, shipwreck, and rejection by Jewish leaders. The only way the message is stopped is in the lives of those who reject it. Lesson 13, September 29, 2018 1. Have a volunteer read Acts 27:20-24. Ask class members to share a thought on what … [Click to read more …]

13: Journey to Rome – Discussion Starters
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Journey to Rome. Paul, overflowing with God’s love to his Christian friends in Rome now faces the consequences of being arrested in Jerusalem and living under Roman custody. Not what he wanted, was it? Then he hears these words in vision, “Do not be afraid. You must stand before Caesar.” Caesar? “I’m going to Rome after … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: Journey to Rome (Sept 29, ’18)
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You can view an in-depth discussion of “Journey to Rome” in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Shipwreck
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Shipwreck

In his second intervention in the story, Paul assured all who were on board—276 people altogether (Acts 27:37)—that, though not everything would come out fine, there would be no casualties; only the ship would go down (Acts 27:22). Fourteen days later, the apostle’s words were fulfilled. Still under a terrible storm and with the ship completely adrift, … [Click to read more …]

Sunday: Sailing to Rome
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Sailing to Rome

After about two years of confinement in Caesarea (Acts 24:27), Paul was to be sent to Rome. Judging by the first person plural and the richness of details used to describe the long and turbulent sea journey to Italy (Acts 27:1-28:16), Luke was accompanying Paul, as was another Christian named Aristarchus (Acts 27:2). Another important character in the … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Journey to Rome
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Read for This Week’s Study: Acts 27, Acts 28, Rom. 1:18-20. Memory Text: “Do not be afraid, Paul; you must stand before Caesar” (Acts 27:24, ESV). Paul had long wished to visit Rome, but his arrest in Jerusalem changed everything. By giving in to the legalistic pressure of the Jerusalem church leaders, he ended up in Roman custody for … [Click to read more …]