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6| A Bump In The Reception Road

by Jill Lienemann, Kesher International Missions | ©2013 “…and received us all.” (Acts 28:2 NASB) The Maltese received all 276 castaways without partiality; however, the socioeconomic differences among the group would have been noticeable.  Visually, the centurion’s purple adorned uniform would be in contrast from the prisoners’ wool tunics and shackles. The ship captain’s attire … Continue reading

4| The Natives Are Friendly

by Jill Lienemann, Kesher International Missions | ©2013 “The natives showed us extraordinary kindness; for because of the rain that had set in and because of the cold, they kindled a fire and received us all.” (Acts 28:2 NASB) The stranded party became recipients of something unexpected and unusual—a compassion and generosity that went beyond … Continue reading

3| Malta, Island Of Barbarians

by Jill Lienemann, Kesher International Missions | ©2013 “The natives showed us extraordinary kindness;…” (Acts 28:2a NASB) The word “natives” in this scripture is the Greek “barbaros” or the English translation of “barbarians”.  The reference is not in the context of savagery or being uncivilized but instead as a connotation of being foreigners, neither Greek … Continue reading

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