ACTS 27

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Acts 27

A MODEL LEADER

 

During a shipwreck Paul showed that he was a model leader

 

HE ADMONISHED FOR SAFETY Vss. 1-11

Paul encouraged the Centurion not to allow the ship to sail.

 

HE ASSURED TO ENCOURAGE Vss. 12-26

When caught in the storm Paul encouraged those on board.

 

HE ADVISED TO PRESERVE Vss. 27-32

When the sailors were going to abandon ship he warned of the consequences.

 

HE ACTED AS EXAMPLE Vss. 33-27

He ate to keep up his strength.

 

HE WAS ALLOWED TO LIVE Vss. 38-44

The soldiers wanted to kill the prisoners, but the Centurion prevented it from happening.

 

 

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Acts 27

MARKS OF A GOOD LEADER

 

Have you ever noticed that the one in charge is not always the leader?

The true leader is the one whose directions and commands are being followed.

Many a pastor thought he was the leader, when in reality it was someone else in the congregation.

The Apostle Paul was low in rank when he was on a sailing vessel headed towards Rome. He was only a prisoner going to appear before Caesar in a trial. However, because of his good leadership traits, he was the true leader on the ship.

 

A GOOD LEADER DISPLAYS COMMON SENSE - Vss. 1-19

It was not the time for sailing.

The weather would be too bad.

Paul showed more common sense than those who should have known better, and warned those in charge. He was ignored and the voyage progressed. The ship got caught in a terrible storm.

Many leaders do not show common sense, and do not take obvious warnings into consideration.

 

A GOOD LEADER COMMUNICATES WITH GOD AND MAN - Vss. 20-26

God and Paul had been talking. Paul knew what would happen because God had told him. Those of us who lead today should be talking to God, and listening for His answer.

After hearing from God, Paul communicated what he heard to the others who were in the ship.

Notice that Paul did remind them that they should have listened to him in the first place. - Vs. 21

Also notice that Paul also comforted them and gave them hope. - Vss. 22-26

 

A GOOD LEADER CONFRONTS EVIL - Vss. 27-32

The sailors needed to stay in the ship. It was wrong for them to leave.

Paul confronted the evil that would be done, and the soldiers made sure that the sailors stayed.

Very often a leader must confront evil, and correct it when possible.

 

A GOOD LEADER IS CONCERNED FOR THE WELL-BEING OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW Vss. 33-36

Paul made sure that those on the ship ate. They had fasted for too long. Paul knew they needed to have the strength that nourishing food gives.

 

The conclusion of the story finds Paul being spared from death and everyone arriving safely on an island. Vss. 37-44

 

 

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