The Epistles Of John

Copyright 1948
Loizeaux Brothers Publishers
Reprinted by permission 1982

Expository Notes on the Epistles of James and Peter

Loizeaux Brothers, Inc.
Neptune, New Jersey

First Edition, April 1947
Tenth Printing, December 1973

Sailing with Paul

Simple Papers For Young Christians

By H. A. Ironside

Loizeaux Brothers
New York

First Edition, March, 1937
Second Edition, April, 1938
Third Edition, July, 1943
Fourth Edition, May, 1944

“Fear not, Paul . . . lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.”—Acts 27:24

Introductory Paper

There are many lessons to be learned from a careful study of Luke’s account of Paul’s voyage to Rome. Taken literally, it shows us, in a wonderful way, the personal care of the Lord Jesus Christ for His beloved servant in a time of great stress and difficulty; while, looked at figuratively, it is a marvelous picture of the passage of the Church from Jerusalem to Rome.1

The particular incident recorded in verses 21-26 is that to which I especially desire to draw each young believer’s attention.

For long, weary days and nights neither sun nor stars had been visible. The captain of the ship was in despair; the mariners, hopeless. Then it was that Paul, “the prisoner of the Lord” how lovely a title—not of Caesar, nor of Rome, but of the Lord!), became the comforter of all in the ship, comforting them with the comfort wherewith he had just been comforted of God. For to him an angel of the Lord had appeared, standing by him, and saying, “Fear not, Paul; thou must be brought before Caesar: and, lo, God hath given thee all them that sail with thee.”

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