Paul arrives at Rome and under guard; He is also subject to house arrest. He is not able to go and meet with his fellow Jews to preach to them, so they agree to come and meet with him. Some believe, some do not but Paul reveals God’s plan to bring the Good News to the Gentiles.
Paul arrives at Rome and is greeted by loving Brothers and Sisters in Christ; to strengthen him, to encourage him and to just show their beloved apostle that they appreciate all that he has done for them.
Paul on the Island of Malta, shipwrecked cold and wet; trying to minister to others is bitten by a poisonous snake. Spiritually, Satan opposes God’s plan to get Paul to Rome and he is actively working to oppose him. We too must “shake off” efforts to hinder our personal ministry opportunities.
Paul is shipwrecked on the island of Malta. We all face at one time or another the storms of life. Sometimes we even have to face shipwrecks in our lives. But even though we can feel overwhelmed, God has reassured us He will be with us; “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Paul and his shipmates are caught in a storm at sea; they are unable to make any progress towards their desired destination and they fear for their lives. But God sends a messenger to Paul to remind him of His promise to get Paul to Rome. He also tells him that though the ship will be lost; all the lives of his fellow companions will be saved.