by Philip Layton
Paul survived a snakebite in Malta and finally arrived in Rome
- Note how quickly people changed their minds about Paul (vv 4-6).
- Paul was encouraged by seeing other Christians (v 15). Are you an encourager?
- Some believed the gospel and others did not (v 24). Was Paul’s ministry successful? How do you judge your success at sharing the gospel?
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Going Deeper From 'O Lord'
If I have any voice, it’s yours, Lord; use it
To tell of your compassion and your care;
To talk of new beginnings, resurrections,
Announce your patient kindness everywhere.
If I have any strength, it’s yours, Lord; use it
To work for others, careless of the strain;
To carry heavy burdens for my brothers,
And when they fall to lift them up again.
If I have any tears, they’re yours, Lord; use them
To take away the hurts that others feel;
To demonstrate the depths of your compassion,
And touch the hearts that only you can heal.
If I have any gifts, they’re yours, Lord; use them
For God’s sole glory … not for my applause;
The talents I may have I never earned, Lord;
You gave them to me once, and they’re still yours!
General John Gowans (Rtd)
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