Acts Chapter 27

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Acts 27

1 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 therein.

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.

11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

12 And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the more part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.

13 And when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their purpose, loosing thence, they sailed close by Crete.

14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

15 And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let her drive.

16 And running under a certain island which is called Clauda, we had much work to come by the boat:

17 Which when they had taken up, they used helps, undergirding the ship; and, fearing lest they should fall into the quicksands, strake sail, and so were driven.

18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day they lightened the ship;

19 And the third day we cast out with our own hands the tackling of the ship.

20 And when neither sun nor stars in many days appeared, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was then taken away.

21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

22 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 serve,

24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

25 Wherefore, sirs, be of good cheer: for I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me.

26 Howbeit we must be cast upon a certain island.

27 But when the fourteenth night was come, as we were driven up and down in Adria, about midnight the shipmen deemed that they drew near to some country;

28 And sounded, and found it twenty fathoms: and when they had gone a little further, they sounded again, and found it fifteen fathoms.

29 Then fearing lest we should have fallen upon rocks, they cast four anchors out of the stern, and wished for the day.

30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

32 Then the soldiers cut off the ropes of the boat, and let her fall off.

33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing.

34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

38 And when they had eaten enough, they lightened the ship, and cast out the wheat into the sea.

39 And when it was day, they knew not the land: but they discovered a certain creek with a shore, into the which they were minded, if it were possible, to thrust in the ship.

40 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.

24 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 27

  1. Can you imagine it.
    All these big macho men thinking their all tough scared for there lives thinking they were gonna die found and looked up to Paul. Paul gave them hope through God. Even tho they didn’t believe in God they found hope in him because of Paul. They were saved by the hand of protection over Paul.

    Paul was a prisoner but for a minute he became the captain of the ship.

  2. v14 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind,called Euroclydon.

    There is Hope in the midst of your Euroclydon.
    A person who hopes looks ahead and expects that at some future point in time something good will happen.
    HIS SPIRIT inside us ensures that we shall overcome every difficulty by HID POWER.

    iHave Hope
    i Am an overcomer through CHRIST JESUS .

  3. vs 20
    THEY GAVE UP HOPE
    The missionary party as well as the sailors and other travelers had given up hope for there survival.

  4. HANG ON

    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.

    When the storms of life toss you to and fro, don’t let go of the substance that brought you to where you are, FAITH.

    Faith is required to sail in a boat, there must be faith that the device will float. The pieces of that same boat is what brought them to safety. HANG ON to your faith regardless of how weak you may think it is, there is enough to carry you to safety.

    iRepent
    iBelieve
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  5. We must be willing to do what God wants us to do. We also must be willing to listen to the Man of God!!
    Paul made his mind up he wanted to see Caesar, and here he was in the midst of a storm. He found favor with the captain of the ship, it always helps to find favor with people.
    Paul was willing to go where he had to , to see the man he felt he had a message for. We have to obey God at all times in all situations.

  6. iLove to eat More Word

    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, “more” than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    The centurion was about to learn a lesson that the church would be wise to learn…Listen to the man of God “more” than those in influence.

    We need More Obedience to the man of God and that equals less pain and loss in this world and the world to come.

  7. Saved by His Presence

    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 serve,

    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

    Sometimes others that are around us will be blessed by association. What do I mean??? When we work sometimes the companies we work for get blessed because we as believers are being blessed by God by our employers. For instance in this case everyone in the ship will preserve their lives because God wants to make sure that Paul is blessed. It is my opinion that we should pray for blessings upon our employer and upon our coworkers for when blessings come down we are bound to be blessed also!!! So always REJOICE in the blessings of others FOR YOU WILL BE NEXT!!!

  8. Just like Pastor preached this morning, God was so gracious to spare the lives of each of these sailors. Though the sailors should’ve listened and obeyed what God was saying through Paul, God nonetheless let not single one of them perish.

    We must obey our man of God and listen intently to what God has to speak to us. We may begin going off road and God is holding a sign and yelling, “turn around, danger ahead,” just like Paul told these sailors. If we chose to disobey trials will come that could’ve been avoided all together by simply listening and being obedient.

  9. 24 and said, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.’
    25 So keep up your courage, men, for I have faith in God that it will happen just as he told me.
    When we have faith in God he safes us from the storms we have in life! Don’t give up on God cause he hasn’t gave up on you!
    God is our provider, prospect, healthier,master….God will never leave you! 🙂 ❤

  10. Stay in the boat!

    30 And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down
    the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship,

    31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved.

    When life comes strong with circumstances and seemingly unresolvable issues its not time to stop or drop anchor and give up. It is a test of faithfulness and commitment. This teaches a type of commitment that says, no matter what comes my way, I am going to keep moving forward in the kingdom.

    Romans 8:28
    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose

    Sometimes people give up at the first storm that comes their way after getting into the church. The church is just like that boat, you have to hang in there or you cannot be saved.

    Predestination is the same way. The church is the boat destined for heaven but if you jump out of the boat you cannot be saved. God is looking for people to have a stick with it attitude. The church needs people that will hang in there through the hard times, someone that will stick it out even when others are falling by the wayside. This is why the door to Noah’s ark was shut by God so that we would understand that church or the kingdom of God is suppose to be, and even designed by God himself to be, an eternal commitment.

    Remember he said if you are lukewarm he will spew you out of his mouth. Rrev 3:15-16

    Basically in our out because the ones standing on the edge are going to be pushed overboard anyway.We have to stay in the boat to be saved. Hang in there be cause the morning is coming.

    Stay in the boat!

  11. 4 But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.

    We must listen to the voice of wisdom when facing on in the middle of our Euroclydon. The storm is different for everyone. My storm/test may not be anything to you, and your storm or test may not seem of significance to me. But to those in the middle, going in or coming out of the storm, we must keep our minds stayed on Jesus.

    Because they did not heed the voice of wisdom in their lives, they were only safe on the boards of the broken ship. Why we face storms that strip us to nothing, only the Lord sees things in us that needs to be honed, broken, plucked out of us, but if we will keep a good attitude, listen to the spiritual authorities in our lives, we will survive the storm.

  12. Act 27:after they had gone a long time without food. Paul stood up before them and said men you should have taken my advice not to sail from Crete then you would have spared yourselves this damage and loss. But now I urge you to keep up your courage because not one of you will be lost only the ship will be destroyed. Last high an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I servestood besise me and said do not be afraid Paul. You must stand trail before Caesar and God has graciously given you the lives of all who sail with you.

  13. Listening to the man of God(or woman)…

    I thankyou Lord for having Paul stick up for thr souls welbeing on the boat.How he fed them and instructed them to go aboard and swim to shore.

    Sometimes doing what we want is not always the best way to do things…but ohhh!!!!-Listening to the man of God can save us from dieing in our spirits we need spiritual food to keep us afloat.
    I have a friend in the Holy Ghost family and sometimes I dont listen because shes not the pastor or a prophet of God, but she does have a mentoring heart towards me and thisnext year im sacrificing my self to hear someone else teach about the Lords ways.
    Thankyou for her Lord for people who have authority over me. I humble for You, Jesus.

  14. Paul had no one in his favor
    NLT
    10 “Men,” he said, “I believe there is trouble ahead if we go on—shipwreck, loss of cargo, and danger to our lives as well.”
    11 But the officer in charge of the prisoners listened more to the ship’s captain and the owner than to Paul.
    12 And since Fair Havens was an exposed harbor—a poor place to spend the winter—most of the crew wanted to go on to Phoenix, farther up the coast of Crete, and spend the winter there. Phoenix was a good harbor with only a southwest and northwest exposure.

    Paul didn’t give up he continued on with giving them all warnings and then once vs. 18-20 comes to pass what Paul pre warned them about in vs. 10 about losing cargo and danger to their lives, that’s when they believed what Paul had to say and then they were in his favor.
    He then have them hope
    NLT
    21 No one had eaten for a long time. Finally, Paul called the crew together and said, “Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Crete. You would have avoided all this damage and loss.
    22 But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down.
    23 For last night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve stood beside me,
    24 and he said, ‘Don’t be afraid, Paul, for you will surely stand trial before Caesar! What’s more, God in his goodness has granted safety to everyone sailing with you.’
    25 So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said.
    26 But we will be shipwrecked on an island.”

    No matter what our circumstance is as long as we keep doing what were doing living for God continuously spreading His good Word; there will be times even where it will be unbelievable and unbearable to even understand or comprehend, just allow God to do what He says he is going to do and believe and trust in what He tells you. The end result will be better than expected!!!!
    It will be a miracle in the making because everything is on God’s time any way not our time. He always has a plan and a purpose for everything.

    Thank you Jesus for your faithfulness, promises and hope in you!!! I love you Jesus.

  15. Acts 27:18
    The next day as we were being violently storm-tossed, they began to jettison the cargo;

    Sometimes the storms in our lives cause us to throw things we thought we needed overboard in order to survive. It is amazing how littlr we can actually live with when we go through these processes.

  16. 34 Wherefore I pray you to take some meat: for this is for your health: for there shall not an hair fall from the head of any of you.

    35 And when he had thus spoken, he took bread, and gave thanks to God in presence of them all: and when he had broken it, he began to eat.

    36 Then were they all of good cheer, and they also took some meat.

    37 And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.33 And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing
    During the worst of storms Paul calmly fasted & prayed and gave the sailors a word from God of peace and safety. What an awesome man of God who looked past the storm & as Pastor preached tonight, he let his immediate problem meet his God!

  17. 31 Paul said to the centurion and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the ship, ye cannot be saved
    Paul stayed obedient to God’s instructions to stay in the ship he also made sure to tell the others to stay in the ship and by doing so saved their life.

  18. The next day, as gale-force winds continued to batter the ship, the crew began throwing the cargo overboard. The following day they even took some of the ship’s gear and threw it overboard. The terrible storm raged for many days, blotting out the sun and the stars, until at last all hope was gone. No one had eaten for a long time. Finally, Paul called the crew together and said, “Men, you should have listened to me in the first place and not left Crete. You would have avoided all this damage and loss. But take courage! None of you will lose your lives, even though the ship will go down. (‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭27‬:‭18-22‬ NLT)

    It seems like anytime we go against or rebel against the man of God, we always pay more than we wanted to pay and go farther when we planned 

  19. Verses 11-12 KJV “Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, MORE than those things which were spoken by Paul. And because the haven was not commodious to winter in, the MORE part advised to depart thence also, if by any means they might attain to Phenice, and there to winter; which is an haven of Crete, and lieth toward the south west and north west.” Whose report will you believe MORE???? This reminds me of the song that says “I shall believe the report of the Lord, for His report says:

    I am healed
    His report says
    I am filled
    His report says
    I am free
    His report says victory”!

  20. Acts 27:12 (Amplified Bible – AMP)
    12 And as the harbor was not well situated and so unsuitable to winter in, the majority favored the plan of putting to sea again from there, hoping somehow to reach Phoenice, a harbor of Crete facing southwest and northwest, and winter there.

    A commodious harbor is one for to winter in. This would be a harbor filled with places to make their stay enjoyable. I imagine shops, rooms, and places to eat. Also other sailors would be there. Yet this harbor was inconvenient, and not well situated.

    Our flesh tries immensely to remain in a state of perpetual pleasure. It doesn’t want to have to rely on God for his provision, but to have everything taken care of.

    However had they listened to the spirit they would have spared their ship, it’s cargo, and never risked their lives.

    Our flesh may not always understand what is happening, or like it but when we trust God we see that it all works out in the end.

  21. As the ship was about to sink among the stormy seas, Paul urged them to lighten the load on the ship. Sometimes on our journey in life on where we need to go, sometimes we need to lighten the load of things we don’t need to drag with us on our journey, that God has been urging us to get rid of.

    It may be hard to do at times and sometimes it may feel like it isn’t enough or isn’t helping, but in the end, you will get to the shore of your life alive and ready to take on your next journey.

    It may get bumpy as the ship had run aground as it made it’s way to the shoreline, so remember that if things get rough, don’t give up.

  22. More Sound Advice

    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.
    11 Nevertheless the centurion believed the master and the owner of the ship, more than those things which were spoken by Paul.

    In this passage we can see how the people who are with God, talk and listen to Him, get sound advice from Him. Paul spoke with God often. He praised the Lord all the time. It was in his nature to listen to God. He knew that God was warning him against the trip.

    On the other hand the people who were transporting him did not have that same relationship. They did not trust in Paul or the Lord as much as they trusted in man. They probably listened to the weatherman on their tv and said, yep the forcast looks good for sailing. (I know they didn’t have tv and stuff, it’s just me being silly to get the point across.) the point is they listened more to outside voices than to someone who heard from God.

    It makes me think about Rehoboam and his counsel. He took wise counsel, but then he took the counsel of his peers and did what they said. It’s the same kind of consept. When the people who were moving paul heard his advice they decided to hear othe counsel. Then they followed the other counsel. See the thing about it is that to rake counsel you need to be hearing from someone over you. Someone who is wiser, has more expirence, and hears from God. If they don’t meet those criteria then you just talking for gossip or you just want to talk to someone until they tell you what you want to hear.

  23. 21 But after long abstinence Paul stood forth in the midst of them, and said, Sirs, ye should have hearkened unto me, and not have loosed from Crete, and to have gained this harm and loss.

    22 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 serve,

    24 Saying, Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.

    How important it is to heed to the voice of authority, the man of God in our lives. Storms are surely to come to all of us, but if we are able to take in the wise advice then can be the difference of how the storm affects you. We must hang on in faith and obey what the Lord says

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