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1.  Setting sail

    Acts 27:1-10   And when it was determined that we should sail into Italy, they
    delivered Paul and certain other prisoners unto one named Julius, a centurion of
    Augustus' band.
    2.  And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the
    coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us.
    3.  And the next day we touched at Sidon. And Julius courteously entreated Paul, and
    gave him liberty to go unto his friends to refresh himself.
    4.  And when we had launched from thence, we sailed under Cyprus, because the
    winds were contrary.
    5.  And when we had sailed over the sea of Cilicia and Pamphylia, we came to Myra, a
    city of Lycia.
    6.  And there the centurion found a ship of Alexandria sailing into Italy; and he put us
    7.  And when we had sailed slowly many days, and scarce were come over against
    Cnidus, the wind not suffering us, we sailed under Crete, over against Salmone;
    8.  And, hardly passing it, came unto a place which is called The fair havens; nigh
    whereunto was the city of Lasea.
    9.  Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the
    fast was now already past, Paul admonished them,
    10.  And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much
    damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives.

    a. A terrible storm

      Acts 27:14-15   But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called
      15.  And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her
      drive.  ( see Vs.14-44 )

    b. Paul is encouraged by an angel

      Acts 27:22-24   And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: for there shall be no loss
      of any man's life among you, but of the ship.
      23.  For there stood by me this night the angel of God, whose I am, and whom I
      24.  Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath
      given thee all them that sail with thee.

2.  Shipwreaked on the island of Melita

    Acts 27:40-44   And when they had taken up the anchors, they committed themselves
    unto the sea, and loosed the rudder bands, and hoised up the mainsail to the wind, and
    made toward shore.
    41.  And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the
    forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the
    violence of the waves.
    42.  And the soldiers' counsel was to kill the prisoners, lest any of them should swim
    out, and escape.
    43.  But the centurion, willing to save Paul, kept them from their purpose; and
    commanded that they which could swim should cast themselves first into the sea, and
    get to land:
    44.  And the rest, some on boards, and some on broken pieces of the ship. And so it
    came to pass, that they escaped all safe to land.

    Acts 28:1   And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called

    a.  Events on Melita

      1. Paul bitten by snake  

        Acts 28:3-5   And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the
        fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
        4.  And when the barbarians saw the venomous beast hang on his hand, they said
        among themselves, No doubt this man is a murderer, whom, though he hath escaped
        the sea, yet vengeance suffereth not to live.
        5.  And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.

      2.  God heals through Paul

        Acts 28:8-9   And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and
        of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him,
        and healed him.
        9.  So when this was done, others also, which had diseases in the island, came, and
        were healed:  

      3.  Voyage resumed  

        Acts 28:11   And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had
        wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.
        12.  And landing at Syracuse, we tarried there three days.
        13.  And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and after one
        day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli: