Ministry On Malta - Acts 28:1-10 * Sun. 12-10-17

MINISTRY ON MALTA

Acts 28:1-10                          

 

I.                Safely Ashore (vs. 1-6)

a. From the previous chapter how did everyone come ashore? ________________________________________________________________

b. How many survived the shipwreck? _______________________________________________________________________________________    

c.  How were the survivors received by the natives of Malta? __________________________________________________________________

d. What initial kindness was provided and why? _______________________________________________________________________________

e. What happens as Paul is feeding the fire? ___________________________________________________________________________________

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f. What happens to Paul after he is snake bit and how do the people’s attitudes toward Paul change? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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g. Does Paul make a big deal out of it? ___________ why? __________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________(Mark 16:18)

 

II.              Publius’ Sick Father (vs. 7-8)

a.  Publius, the “leading citizen” (magistrate) took in Paul and company and entertained them courteously.  Why may he have been inclined to do this? _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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b. What was wrong with Publius father and what does Paul do for him? __________________________________________________________ Healed in verse 8 is the Greek word (ē-ä'-o-mī) = to heal, cure ____________________________________________________________________

c. How long does Publius father take to get well? ________________________________________________________________________________

 

III.            Ministering to the Sick (vs. 9-10)

a. What happens when word of Publius father’s healing becomes known on Malta? ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

b. How do Paul and his associates respond to those who come to them? ________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

·        The word healed in verse 9 is the Greek word (the-rä-pyü'-ō) = to heal, cure, restore to health …also implies attending to or serving

c. How long do they spend on Malta? _____________________________________________________________________________________________

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IV. Application:  Paul inadvertently handles a snake and is bit with no adverse effects.  Can we take Mark 16:18 to mean we should play with poisonous snakes and let them bite us? __________________________________________________________________________________________________

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