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Acts 16 - NIV

25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.

26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose.

27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped.

28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”

29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas.

30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”

32 Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.

33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.

34 The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.




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Felipe Villegas avatar
El Hombre en el Reino de Dios
Shared by: Felipe Villegas on Jan, 2017
Summary: La importancia del hombre en el reino de Dios, en la familia, en la iglesia, en la comunidad.
Scripture: Acts 16:30-34
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 0
Jim Caswell avatar
What Shakes When We Pray
Shared by: Jim Caswell on Jan, 2017
Summary: Prayer still shakes up our lives when we receive God’s power.
Dean Courtier avatar
Dynamic Disciples on a mission for God
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jun, 2016
Summary: Mission is a response of the command Jesus gave His disciples in Matthew 28:18-19. Why are we to go? Because Jesus told us to go! Where are we to go? Into all nations.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:1-34
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,513
Lynn Malone avatar
Jailhouse Transformations
Shared by: Lynn Malone on May, 2016
Summary: A jailer's life was transformed through an encounter with Paul and Silas who remained faithful to Christ even while in a Philippian prison.
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
The first Church in Europe
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on May, 2016
Summary: The Holy Spirit barred Paul's way to the north and the south and it was then that Paul could look west to see the Man of Macedonia. He found the first Church in Europe whose leader was a woman, Lydia from Thyatira
Scripture: Acts 16:6-34
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 207
Rick Crandall avatar
God's Way to Be a Great Dad
Shared by: Rick Crandall on May, 2016
Summary: 1. Stop following misguided feelings (vs. 23-28). 2. Seek godly guidance (vs. 29-30). 3. Put your confidence in Christ (vs. 31). 4. Strive to be a spiritual leader for your family (vs. 31-32). 5. Show the kindness of our Savior (vs. 33-34).
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
The Philippian Jailer’s Conversion
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Feb, 2016
Summary: To establish that the Jailer and his household’s conversion follows the New Testament’s “pattern of conversions” as outlined in the Book of Acts. The jailer and his household were saved at midnight after hearing, believing and obeying the gospel of Christ.
Charlie Roberts avatar
Suddenly…
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Jan, 2016
Summary: Did you ever notice something and it seems so suddenly new, but then you discover that it's always been there. The only thing different is, that you finally became aware of it.
based on 1 rating
Views: 2,603
Gregory Thomas avatar
It all turning around at midnight
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jan, 2016
Summary: What you're going through is a praise, prayer and song away from turning around
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:16-25
Views: 774
T.J. Conwell avatar
An Invitation Requires Truth
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jan, 2016
Summary: Inviting others means that we must be willing to tell them the truth. If we aren't willing to tell them about Jesus, how can we ever invite them to experience all that He has for them?
Series: Invitations
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:25-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 610
Charlie Roberts avatar
Dare To Believe...
Shared by: Charlie Roberts on Dec, 2015
Summary: No matter what your need is... there's no length that God is not willing to go to...to not only meet, but exceed far beyond your wildest expectations if you are willing to dare to believe He can do what He says He can do....
Bob Faulkner avatar
Deliverance and salvation are the same
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Nov, 2015
Summary: Much confusion abounds about deliverance because of our church culture. Let's go back to the Scriptures...
Scripture: Acts 16:31
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 584
John Gaston avatar
Theology at Midnight
Shared by: John Gaston on Oct, 2015
Summary: We never really know how strong our relationship with God is until we face a severe trial. The darkest times -- our midnights --are the times when our faith is proven. Paul & Silas discovered God was enough at midnight.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:22-32
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,444
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
What Must I Do To Be Saved?
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Oct, 2015
Summary: To establish that true salvation is through a genuine faith and willing obedience to the word of God. This lesson deals with the false notion that the jailer and his house was saved by belief only, and no other act of obedience.
Benny Paul avatar
Deliverance: The combined effect of Prayer and Praise
Shared by: Benny Paul on Oct, 2015
Summary: This message deals with the importance of Prayer and Praise and the result it produces - Deliverance!!!
Ernie Arnold avatar
It's All About Family
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Aug, 2015
Summary: Luke shares with us the importance of salvation - especially when it comes to our families. Salvation comes through 1. Hearing the Word of God 2. Believing the Word of God 3. Living out the Word of God
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:16-34
Denomination: *other
Views: 409
Craig Condon avatar
The Life-Saving Power of Faith
Shared by: Craig Condon on Aug, 2015
Summary: Paul and Silas likely did not feel like praising God when they were in jail, but they learned to walk by faith and not by feelings. Paul commands us to do the same thing. He commands us to walk by faith and not by feelings.
Howard Strickland avatar
30 Days to Live- the Art Of Being There
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Aug, 2015
Summary: Listen to what Bill Gates said about being there and staying focused, “Only through focus can you do world-class things, no matter how capable you are.”
Scripture: Acts 16:16-34
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,211
John Colbert avatar
Staying Faithful thru difficult circumstances.
Shared by: John Colbert on Jun, 2015
Summary: Staying faithful through difficult circumstances.
Billy  Ricks avatar
God's Grace for Prisoners and Jailers
Shared by: Billy Ricks on May, 2015
Summary: A sermon shared with prisoners of the England AR Jail. The pain and suffering of Paul and Silas were used to reach the prisoners and Jailer. If they had not be thrown into the Jail the prisoners and Jailer would not have heard the Gospel.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 16:16-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 795
Rick Crandall avatar
Changed by Christ!
Shared by: Rick Crandall on May, 2015
Summary: *Jesus wants to give us: 1. salvation (vs. 26-32). 2. a sympathetic heart (vs. 33). 3. a submissive heart (vs. 33). 4. a serving heart (vs. 33-34). 5. a satisfied heart (vs. 34).
Scripture: Acts 16:19-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,024
Daniel Habben avatar
Jesus’ Jailhouse Rock
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Jan, 2015
Summary: Only Jesus can make a jailhouse rock as he puts a song in Paul's heart and a spring in the jailer's step.
Scripture: Acts 16:25-34
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 915
Donnie De loney avatar
Do You Want to Know Jesus?
Shared by: Donnie De loney on Nov, 2014
Summary: What you must do and not do to be saved.
Andy Grossman avatar
I Believe
Shared by: Andy Grossman on Jun, 2014
Summary: 3 Things I believe
Scripture: Acts 16:29-34
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,764
David McNally avatar
The question and the only right answer to it
Shared by: David McNally on May, 2014
Summary: The question which the Philippian jailer asked Paul and Silas 2,000 years ago is still relevant today and we have to encourage people to ask it, and no matter how 'diverse' or 'multi-cultural' our society is, there is only one correct answer to it.
Ron Tuit avatar
BELIEF and BAPTISM
Shared by: Ron Tuit on Oct, 2013
Summary: A special message on baptism to accommodate an older handicapped woman who received a baptism by "pouring" .
Rick Boyne avatar
You Need Jesus
Shared by: Rick Boyne on Sep, 2013
Summary: You need Jesus more than you think you do.
Scripture: Acts 16:25-34
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 628
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
What must we do to be saved?
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Aug, 2013
Summary: What to believe about Jesus for salvation, versus a wrong kind of belief. What we are saved from, and what we are saved to.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:25-34
Views: 885
Christian Cheong avatar
Acts 16 - God Always Leads
Shared by: Christian Cheong on Jul, 2013
Summary: God leads. God leads us to where He wants us to be. Therefore watch where you are, and be the instrument that God can use to accomplish His purposes.
Scripture: Acts 16:6-34
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 883
Gregory J Brice avatar
Midnight
Shared by: Gregory J Brice on Jul, 2013
Summary: How God changes our gloomy outlooks on life into bright, sun shining days.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:23-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 11,411