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Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you hospitable? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show practice of hospitality of CHRISTians is important to give gifts and supplies to a workman of GOD. IV. TEXT: Acts 28:7-10 (New Living Translati

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I. EXORDIUM:

Are you hospitable?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show practice of hospitality of CHRISTians is important to give gifts and supplies to a workman of GOD.

IV. TEXT:

Acts 28:7-10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Near the shore where we landed was an estate belonging to Publius, the chief official of the island. He welcomed us and treated us kindly for three days.

As it happened, Publius’s father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, he healed him.

Then all the other sick people on the island came and were healed.

As a result we were showered with honors, and when the time came to sail, people supplied us with everything we would need for the trip.

V. THESIS:

Be hospitable, remember to give your life first to the LORD, then your money.

VI. TITLE:

Publius chief official of Malta

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Main theme: Missionary Campaigns in the Early Church

B. Author: Dr. Luke, the beloved physician

C. Date written: uncertain, probably 62 A.D.

D. Purpose: To document the growth of the early church.

E. To whom written: Specifically, Theophilus

Acts 1:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

In my first book I told you, Theophilus, about everything Jesus began to do and teach

F. Key words: Holy Spirit and the Church

G. Key verses: Acts 1:8, Acts 2:42-47

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Malta's chief official

"He welcomed us and treated us kindly for three days."

Melita or Malta is an island in the Mediterranean.

Romans 12:13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

1 Peter 4:9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.

3 John 1:7-8 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

For they are traveling for the Lord, and they accept nothing from people who are not believers.

So we ourselves should support them so that we can be their partners as they teach the truth.

We learned hospitality from a stranger, from an unbeliever. Practice hospitality with cheerfulness especially with believers because they are traveling for the LORD, accepts nothing from unbelievers, as we support them we are partnering with them as they teach their truth.

B. His father got healed in Paul's ministry.

"Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, he healed him."

Mark 16:18 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

They will be able to handle snakes with safety, and if they drink anything poisonous, it won’t hurt them. They will be able to place their hands on the sick, and they will be healed.”

Luke 13:13 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Then he touched her, and instantly she could stand straight. How she praised God!

Laying on of hands ministry really helps people get free from their sickness and disease.

C. The rest of the sick on Malta were healed

Acts 28:9 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Then all the other sick people on the island came and were healed.

1. Cornelius

Acts 10:1 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

In Caesarea there lived a Roman army officer named Cornelius, who was a captain of the Italian Regiment.

2. Samaritan woman

John 4:29-30 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

“Come and see a man who told me everything I ever did! Could he possibly be the Messiah?”

So the people came streaming from the village to see him.

It all started from a personal testimony of one man or one woman with one genuine experience from the LORD and it brought many people to the LORD.

D. They gave gifts and supplies to the apostles.

Acts 28:10 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

As a result we were showered with honors, and when the time came to sail, people supplied us with everything we would need for the trip.

First, give your life to the LORD then your money.

2 Corinthians 8:5 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

They even did more than we had hoped, for their first action was to give themselves to the Lord and to us, just as God wanted them to do.

2 Corinthians 8:7 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

Since you excel in so many ways—in your faith, your gifted speakers, your knowledge, your enthusiasm, and your love from us—I want you to excel also in this gracious act of giving.

Matthew 6:3-4 (New Living Translation, Second Edition)

But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.

Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

It will be easy for us to realize everything we have came from GOD and are owned by GOD, and we are all managers/stewards of the LORD.

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