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Acts 28 - AMP

2 And the natives showed us unusual and remarkable kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed and received us all, since it had begun to rain and was cold. 3 Now Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and he was laying them on the fire when a viper crawled out because of the heat and fastened itself on his hand. 4 When the natives saw the little animal hanging from his hand, they said to one another, Doubtless this man is a murderer, for though he has been saved from the sea, Justice has not permitted that he should live. 5 Then shook off the small creature into the fire and suffered no evil effects. 6 However, they were waiting, expecting him to swell up or suddenly drop dead; but when they had watched him a long time and saw nothing fatal or harmful come to him, they changed their minds and kept saying over and over that he was a god. 7 In the vicinity of that place there were estates belonging to the head man of the island, named Publius, who accepted and welcomed and entertained us with hearty hospitality for three days. 8 And it happened that the father of Publius was sick in bed with recurring attacks of fever and dysentery; and Paul went to see him, and after praying and laying his hands on him, he healed him. 9 After this had occurred, the other people on the island who had diseases also kept coming and were cured. 10 They showed us every respect and presented many gifts to us, honoring us with many honors; and when we sailed, they provided and put on everything we needed. 11 It was after three months' stay there that we set sail in a ship which had wintered in the island, an Alexandrian ship with the Twin Brothers as its figurehead. 12 We landed at Syracuse and remained there three days, 13 And from there we made a circuit and reached Rhegium; and one day later a south wind sprang up, and the next day we arrived at Puteoli. 14 There we found some brethren and were entreated to stay with them for seven days. And so we came to Rome. 15 And the brethren there, having had news of us, came as far as the Forum of Appius and the Three Taverns to meet us. When Paul saw them, he thanked God and received new courage. 16 When we arrived at Rome, the centurion delivered the prisoners to the captain of the guard, but Paul was permitted to live by himself with the soldier who guarded him. 17 Three days after , he called together the leading local Jews; and when they had gathered, he said to them, Brethren, though I have done nothing against the people or against the customs of our forefathers, yet I was turned over as a prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans. 18 After they had examined me, they were ready to release me because I was innocent of any offense deserving the death penalty. 19 But when the Jews protested, I was forced to appeal to Caesar, though it was not because I had any charge to make against my nation. 20 This is the reason therefore why I have begged to see you and to talk with you, since it is because of the Hope of Israel (the Messiah) that I am bound with this chain. 21 And they answered him, We have not received any letters about you from Judea, and none of the brethren coming here has reported or spoken anything evil about you. 22 But we think it fitting and are eager to hear from you what it is that you have in mind and believe and what your opinion is, for with regard to this sect it is known to all of us that it is everywhere denounced. 23 So when they had set a day with him, they came in large numbers to his lodging. And he fully set forth and explained the matter to them from morning until night, testifying to the kingdom of God and trying to persuade them concerning Jesus both from the Law of Moses and from the Prophets. 24 And some were convinced and believed what he said, and others did not believe. 25 And as they disagreed among themselves, they began to leave, Paul had added one statement : The Holy Spirit was right in saying through Isaiah the prophet to your forefathers: 26 Go to this people and say to them, You will indeed hear and hear with your ears but will not understand, and you will indeed look and look with your eyes but will not see . 27 For the heart (the understanding, the soul) of this people has grown dull (stupid, hardened, and calloused), and their ears are heavy and hard of hearing and they have shut tight their eyes, so that they may not perceive and have knowledge and become acquainted with their eyes and hear with their ears and understand with their souls and turn , that I may heal them. 28 So let it be understood by you then that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will listen ! 29 Many manuscripts do not contain this verse.And when he had said these things, the Jews went away, arguing and disputing among themselves. 30 After this Paul lived there for two entire years in his own rented lodging, and he welcomed all who came to him, 31 Preaching to them the kingdom of God and teaching them about the Lord Jesus Christ with boldness and quite openly, and without being molested or hindered.

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Shared by: Mark Schaeufele on Sep, 2016
Summary: We need to stand on the promises of God.
Series: AD
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Scripture: Acts 28:1-10
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Shared by: David Owens on Sep, 2016
Summary: Paul lived an unhindered life and had an unhindered ministry, but that doesn't mean he didn't have many obstacles and challenges. The secret to Paul being unhindered was his attitude of contentment and commitment.
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Shared by: David Owens on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Aug, 2016
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Shared by: John Gaston on Jun, 2016
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Scripture: Acts 27:1-28:16
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Shared by: Pastor E Cavenaugh on Mar, 2016
Summary: As believers we have been given the ability to persevere and always be victorious through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Scripture: Acts 28:30-31
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Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Mar, 2016
Summary: No matter how things may look God is still with us -- In the midst of TROUBLES – STORMS – TRIALS - of every sort we need to be aware that God is still with us and that He is still in control.
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Scripture: Acts 28:1-6
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Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Mar, 2015
Summary: How did the church grow? By what means did the church grow?
Scripture: Acts 1:1-28:31
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Shared by: Steve Ely on Feb, 2015
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Scripture: Acts 27:13-28:6
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Shared by: Craig Benner on Oct, 2014
Summary: Life can place you in many predicaments. Even a Houdini cannot escape some of the problems that life serves us. However, the Bible gives us instructions about making the great escape from the wiles of the devil.
Scripture: Acts 28:1-10
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Shared by: GUY GLASS on Jun, 2014
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Scripture: Acts 28:1-16
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Shared by: Edward Hardee on Jun, 2014
Summary: A message for Pentecost Sunday about the Fire of the Holy Spirit.
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Scripture: Acts 28:1-10
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,371
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Shared by: bala samson on Feb, 2014
Summary: When ‘kindness’ as such is a rare commodity in this world, we never get to see or hear of unusual kindness !
Scripture: Acts 28:2
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2014
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Scripture: Acts 28:1-6
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Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2013
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Scripture: Acts 28:1-31
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Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Oct, 2013
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Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Oct, 2013
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Scripture: Acts 1:1-28:31
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Views: 372
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Shared by: Dan Proctor on Sep, 2013
Summary: Following Paul on his missionary journeys.
Series: Acts 9-28
Scripture: Acts 28:1-10
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Shared by: Larry M. Treat on Jun, 2013
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
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Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Mar, 2013
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Shared by: Norman Lawrence on Jan, 2013
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Shared by: Freddy Fritz on Oct, 2012
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Shared by: Jimmy Chapman on Nov, 2011
Summary: Courage is the by product of thanksgiving!
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Scripture: Acts 28:15
Denomination: Baptist
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Shared by: allan kircher on Nov, 2011
Summary: It’s important we remember the things we have learned in our study of the FIRST CHURCHES if we are to be the church God has called us to be as we minister in His name here in Beaufort County.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 28:1-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 903
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Shared by: Jonathan Russell on Oct, 2011
Summary: This message looks at how God's purposes will not be thwarted
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Scripture: Acts 28:1-31
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Shared by: Pastor Cosmos on Jan, 2011
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Scripture: Acts 1:1-28:30
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Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
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Scripture: Acts 28:23-31
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Views: 1,148
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Shared by: Peter Loughman on Apr, 2010
Summary: Ultimately, the Gospel will not be hindered.
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Scripture: Acts 28:16-30
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Shared by: Donnie Martin on Feb, 2010
Summary: This message, using the backdrop of Paul's shipwreck on Melita, reveals some principles of commitment to Christ.
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Scripture: Acts 27:1-28:10
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