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Acts 16 - NIV

11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis.

12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district[a] of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there.

14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.

15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.

Paul and Silas in Prison


a. Acts 16:12 The text and meaning of the Greek for the leading city of that district are uncertain.

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Ernie Arnold avatar
Mother's Day - Lydia - God's Business Woman
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Apr, 2016
Summary: Luke shares with us the picture of a perfect role model for today - 1. A woman who was very successful in her career 2. A woman who possessed a deep conviction for God 3. A woman who was converted and committed to Jesus Christ
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:9-15
Denomination: *other
Views: 698
Kevin L. Jones avatar
"In House" Evangelism
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jan, 2016
Summary: A sermon examining the importance of reaching your family with the Gospel.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,625
James Lee avatar
The Vision, The Venture, & The Victory
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Who is Our 'Man from Macedonia'?"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Oct, 2015
Summary: A sermon about mission.
Scripture: Acts 16:6-15
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,419
Archie Norman avatar
Speak Up
Shared by: Archie Norman on Aug, 2015
Summary: Speak Up
Scripture: Acts 16:11-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 259
Gordon Curley avatar
Lydia – A Worshipper of God
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2015
Summary: Lydia – A Worshipper of God - PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Acts 16:6-15
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 607
Judith Hand avatar
A Holy Call A Holy City A Holy Comforter
Shared by: Judith Hand on Jan, 2015
Summary: The Lord Calls Equips and Comforts his servants
Rodney Johnson avatar
A Life Saved
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Dec, 2014
Summary: This message focuses on how our responses to circumstances can have a lasting affect on the lives of those around us.
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Look around and hang on!
Shared by: bala samson on Oct, 2014
Summary: Don’t worry when nothing happens as expected! Don’t worry when you don’t get a royal welcome and you are given cold shoulder treatment, despite you being in the will of God!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:9-15
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,229
John Hamby avatar
Three Portraits of Salvation in Philippi
Shared by: John Hamby on May, 2014
Summary: Every morning and every evening the head of a Jewish household would pray, giving thanks that God had not created him “a Gentile, a woman or a slave.” It hardly seems coincidental that the first three conversions which take place at Philippi, come from those three despised categories.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:11-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,459
GUY GLASS avatar
The Environment of Choice
Shared by: GUY GLASS on Mar, 2014
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:11-40
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,287
Jerry Cosper avatar
A Call to Help
Shared by: Jerry Cosper on Jan, 2014
Summary: These verses show how Paul took Timothy under his care to develop and grow him.
Scripture: Acts 16:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 549
T.J. Conwell avatar
How Does a Christ-Follower Respond?
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Aug, 2013
Summary: As believers, we are called to have a common purpose in everything we do. The Disciples understood the importance of working together by following a unified vision, and we must do the same to bring others into a life of freedom through Jesus Christ.
Scripture: Acts 16:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 491
Matthew Kratz avatar
A Call to Community
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Jun, 2013
Summary: In explaining the role of baptism in the faith of Lydia, Acts 16:9-15 shows how this ordinance acts as a call to community. Through this baptism we see: 1) The Proclamation for Community (Acts 16:9-10), 2) The Place for Community (Acts 16:11-13), 3) The P
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Scripture: Acts 16:9-15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,257
Edward Hardee avatar
Importance Our Testimony
Shared by: Edward Hardee on Feb, 2013
Summary: Message about the important of our testimony. Also how the Lord can use it to bring others to Christ.
Series: Going Deep
Scripture: Acts 16:13-35
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 3,638
Stephen E. Trail avatar
Hope for Your House
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Feb, 2013
Summary: A sermon challenging women to a closer walk.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:9-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,066
William R. Nabaza avatar
Lydia's hospitality - A character study of Lydia
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are we hospitable? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show that we need to show hospitality during our time and age, but we need to know the requirements from the Bible before doing so. IV. TEXT: Acts 16
Scripture: Acts 16:13
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,056
Michael Jakes avatar
The Call
Shared by: Michael Jakes on Jan, 2013
Summary: You may not be called to a foreign land, but you must be ready to move a moments' notice when the Spirit call.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:6-11
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 996
Jeff Strite avatar
Witnessing To The Religious
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Oct, 2012
Summary: There a vast number of "religious" people who don't go to church. How do we witness to them like Peter and Paul might have?
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Which Bus
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jan, 2012
Summary: Choices, which way to travel, what will the fare be and in which direction are you going. What does God require from you?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:6-15
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 1,406
Michael McCartney avatar
River Rafting 101
Shared by: Michael McCartney on Jan, 2012
Summary: It’s important to understand that river rafting has many dangers and difficulties just as the journey of life does. We must know how to ride the river and manage the spiritual journey of life.
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Scripture: Acts 16:6-15
Views: 1,185
Jonathan Russell avatar
The Change
Shared by: Jonathan Russell on Oct, 2011
Summary: What kind of change occurs in a person's heart when they accept Christ as Savior?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:11-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 679
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Testigos preparados para sufrir
Shared by: Wilbur Madera Rivas on Sep, 2011
Summary: Soy testigo. Tengo el privilegio de creer y sufrir por Cristo.
Series: Testigos
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"Whats Your Wish"
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Sep, 2011
Summary: This lesson will show the best wish we could ever ask for would be to be Saved by Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:14
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 455
allan kircher avatar
Where is the Spirit leading?
Shared by: allan kircher on Sep, 2011
Summary: This all shows that when we stubbornly disobey God • In those times when we willfully disregard His will • If we repent we can rediscover His guidance and rejoin Him in His work.
Scripture: Acts 16:1-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 665
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Rites are Not Rigid
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on May, 2011
Summary: The new churches of the apostolic age did not make up their worship, but developed that of the synagogue into the Divine Liturgy, with due respect to the foundation by Jesus and the characteristics of the particular churches within which these liturgies d
Scripture: Acts 16:11-15
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 225
J.D. Tutell avatar
Building Relationships
Shared by: J.D. Tutell on Apr, 2011
Summary: God puts people into our lives so that we can share His grace with them.
Series: New Members
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,493
Rick Gillespie- Mobley avatar
It's Game Time--Time To Call An Audible
Shared by: Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jan, 2011
Summary: This message deals with the need and willingness to make quick changes in our lives when the Spirit calls us to do so.
based on 8 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:6-15
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 3,617
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Dec, 2010
Summary: How do you know whether it is right or wrong to switch jobs? How do you know if it is right or wrong to move from one place to another? If you’re making major decision, how do you know it is the right or wrong thing to do?
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Scripture: Acts 16:4-15
Denomination: *other
Views: 12,940
Gordon Curley avatar
Releasing the Shackles
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2010
Summary: Releasing the Shackles. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
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Scripture: Acts 16:11-41
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 1,012