Here are my brief notes on what Jeremy shared with everyone last Monday night.
PAUL'S VERY BAD DAY
Paul meets God on the road to Damascus and God tells him that instead of persecuting Christians, Paul will tell others about Christ.
Paul has been arrested because unorganized religion (Christianity) was considered rebellion. He was on a boat headed to his judgement. Paul tells the Centurion that it isn't safe to travel, but the Centurion decides to sail anyway.
They are caught in a storm, and everyone is scared. They have no more lifeboat, and appear to be stuck on the ship amidst this horrific storm.
Paul was able to be calm and lead the others to safety, because he heard from God. He talked with God and knew what he needed to do in this circumstance.
Amidst certain tragedy, Paul leads the group by praying for the food, encouraging everyone to eat something, and calms everyone down.
How many of you have thanked God despite being in the middle of a very bad day?
*The key: Paul knew that God would protect him, and even amongst a trial he gave thanks to God.