A.O.T.A Pt5 “The Real Jailhouse Rock”
August 30, 2020
The Acts of the Apostles Part 5 A Fortune Teller/ Jailer and the Real Jailhouse Rock!
Paul and Silas come to Philippi
Acts 16:16 -18NLT) One day as we were going down to the place of prayer, we met a demon-possessed girl. She was a fortune-teller who earned a of money for her masters. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the High God, and they have come to tell you how to be saved.” This went on day after day until Paul got so exasperated that he turned and said to the demon within her, “I command you in the name of Christ to come out of her.” And instantly it left her.
creation must bow to the authority of Jesus. creation is under the authority of Jesus
Acts 16:19 (NLT); Her masters’ hopes of wealth were now , so they grabbed Paul and Silas and dragged them before the at the marketplace.
The Masters only cared about the money. The love of money is a powerful and often priority and or
Acts 16:20 (NLT); “The city is in an uproar because of these Jews!” they shouted to the city officials.
There is no proof the city was in an . The money grubbers were the ones in the uproar. If anything, the Money Grubbers probably had with the city officials.
“They are teaching customs that are illegal for us Romans to practice.” A quickly formed against Paul and Silas, and the city officials ordered them stripped and with wooden rods.
There are people for a mob because members of a mob can feel . The truth is run in packs because they are to afraid to on their own .
Acts 16:23,24 (NLT); They were beaten, and then they were thrown into prison. The jailer was ordered to make they didn’t escape. So, the jailer put them into the dungeon and their feet in the stocks.
Taking a stand will result in persecution. Leadership requires bravery.
Acts 16:25 (NLT); Around midnight Paul and Silas were praying and hymns to God, and the other prisoners were .
They must have been decent in order to be listened to.
Acts 16:26 (NLT); Suddenly, there was a massive earthquake, and the prison was shaken to its foundations. All the doors immediately flew open, and the chains of every prisoner fell off!
Just imagine if this happened today what they might have been singing. Today’s playlist might be; He’s a breaker, there’s power in the name of Jesus to break chain and then, my chains are
Acts 16:27-29 (NLT);The jailer woke up to see the prison doors wide . He assumed the prisoners had , so he drew his sword to himself. But Paul shouted to him, “Stop! kill yourself! We are all !” The jailer called for lights and ran to the dungeon and fell down before Paul and Silas.
Acts 16:30-33(NLT); Then he brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be ?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with who lived in his household.
Even at that hour of the night, the jailer cared for them and washed their . Then he and everyone in his household were immediately
The in Acts 16:
1 Obeyed a to go to Philippi
2. Casted out a demon
3. Were for their faith and
4. Held a service in the jail before an
5. Lead a jailer who was going to commit suicide to Jesus as well as his family and baptized them sometime in the next morning.
What “,” have you done for God? His action through His death, burial and resurrection offers you life!
Take the action of His grace and today!