1. Who else is with Paul? (1)
2. Was Paul treated like a prisoner by the guard? (3)
3. What favorable treatment did the guard give Paul?
4. How did Paul need to be cared for? (3)
5. How is the shipwreck foreshadowed in this section? (see vs. 4, 7-8, 9, 12)
6. What does the reference to "the Fast" have to do with their travel plans? (9)
7. What was Paul's message? How was it received? (10-11)
8. How is Paul being presented? (10; cp. 21, 24-25, 34, 44)
1. Why did the crew decide to set sail again from Phoenix? (13)
2. What difficulties did they face on this journey? (14-20)
3. How severe did things get? (20-21)
4. How did Paul seek to influence the crew? (21-26)
5. What did Paul promise them? (22)
6. How did Paul encourage them? (23-24)
7. How did Paul evangelize them? (23)
8. What is the reason given why they--through Paul--will be saved? (24-25)
9. Why must they shipwreck? (26)
10. What similarities and differences exist between Paul in a storm at sea and Jonah?
11. Why was the salvation of the centurion and the others contingent on the sailors not escaping? (31)
12. What scene is Paul's provision of food like? (35) Is this deliberate on Luke's part?
1. What was the plan to deal with the ship? How did the plan work? (41)
2. Why did the centurion wish to save Paul's life? (43)
3. Was the word of God through Paul fulfilled? (44) Why is this important?
Themes for application
1. In this story, how is God's word delivered? What is required upon hearing God's word?
2. What do you learn about evangelism or discipleship from this story?
3. What are the different ways God's word and sovereignty worked along with human action?
4. What did you learn in this lesson that we should pray about?