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Acts 16 - AMP

2 He had a good reputation among the brethren at Lystra and Iconium. 3 Paul desired Timothy to go with him ; and he took him and circumcised him because of the Jews that were in those places, all of whom knew that his father was a Greek. 4 As they went on their way from town to town, they delivered over for their observance the regulations decided upon by the apostles and elders who were at Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were strengthened and made firm in the faith, and they increased in number day after day. 6 And Paul and Silas passed through the territory of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to proclaim the Word in Asia. 7 And when they had come opposite Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them. 8 So passing by Mysia, they went down to Troas. 9 a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man from Macedonia stood pleading with him and saying, Come over to Macedonia and help us! 10 And when he had seen the vision, we at once endeavored to go on into Macedonia, confidently inferring that God had called us to proclaim the glad tidings (Gospel) to them. 11 Therefore, setting sail from Troas, we came in a direct course to Samothrace, and the next day went on to Neapolis. 12 And from there to Philippi, which is the chief city of the district of Macedonia and a colony. We stayed on in this place some days; 13 And on the Sabbath day we went outside the gate to the bank of the river where we supposed there was an place of prayer, and we sat down and addressed the women who had assembled there. 14 One of those who listened to us was a woman named Lydia, from the city of Thyatira, a dealer in fabrics dyed in purple. She was a worshiper of God, and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was said by Paul. 15 And when she was baptized along with her household, she earnestly entreated us, saying, If in your opinion I am one really convinced and that I will be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay. And she induced us . 16 As we were on our way to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who was possessed by a spirit of divination , and she brought her owners much gain by her fortunetelling. 17 She kept following Paul and us, shouting loudly, These men are the servants of the Most High God! They announce to you the way of salvation! 18 And she did this for many days. Then Paul, being sorely annoyed and worn out, turned and said to the spirit within her, I charge you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her! And it came out that very James Moulton and George Milligan, The Vocabulary.moment. 19 But when her owners discovered that their hope of profit was gone, they caught hold of Paul and Silas and dragged them before the authorities in the forum (marketplace), . 20 And when they had brought them before the magistrates, they declared, These fellows are Jews and they are throwing our city into great confusion. 21 They encourage the practice of customs which it is unlawful for us Romans to accept or observe! 22 The crowd joined in the attack upon them, and the rulers tore the clothes off of them and commanded that they be beaten with rods. 23 And when they had struck them with many blows, they threw them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely. 24 He, having received charge, put them into the inner prison (the dungeon) and fastened their feet in the stocks. 25 But about midnight, as Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the very foundations of the prison were shaken; and at once all the doors were opened and everyone's shackles were unfastened. 27 When the jailer, startled out of his sleep, saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was on the point of killing himself, because he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, Do not harm yourself, for we are all here! 29 Then called for lights and rushed in, and trembling and terrified he fell down before Paul and Silas. 30 And he brought them out and said, Men, what is it necessary for me to do that I may be saved? 31 And they answered, Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved, you and your household as well. 32 And they declared the Word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 And he took them the same hour of the night and Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.bathed wounds, and he was baptized immediately and all his . 34 Then he took them up into his house and set food before them; and he Robert Young, Analytical Concordance to the Bible.leaped much for joy and exulted with all his family that he believed in God . 35 But when it was day, the magistrates sent policemen, saying, Release those fellows and let them go. 36 And the jailer repeated the words to Paul, saying, The magistrates have sent to release you and let you go; now therefore come out and go in peace. 37 But Paul answered them, They have beaten us openly and publicly, without a trial and uncondemned, men who are Roman citizens, and have thrown us into prison; and do they now thrust us out secretly? No, indeed! Let them come here themselves and conduct us out! 38 The police reported this message to the magistrates, and they were frightened when they heard that the prisoners were Roman citizens; 39 So they came themselves and apologized to them. And they brought them out and asked them to leave the city. 40 So left the prison and went to Lydia's house; and when they had seen the brethren, they warned and urged and consoled and encouraged them and departed.



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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
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Shared by: Jim Caswell on Jan, 2017
Summary: Prayer still shakes up our lives when we receive God’s power.
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Shared by: David Edward Ray on Nov, 2016
Summary: Escaping your Alcatraz is a message of hope for those that are caught in their own prison of addiction, depression or anything that has us bound. All of our efforts cannot set us free. The Spirit of the Lord can.
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Hope for the Unequally Yoked
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Nov, 2016
Summary: Many believing spouses are “unequally yoked” and fear their kids will follow their lost spouse. Acts 16 describes a young man who grew up in an unequally yoked home, yet was of great value to the early church. A hopeful sermon for the unequally yoked.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 16:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 45
Chuck Sligh avatar
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Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Oct, 2016
Summary: Paul received a vision of a man from Macedonia imploring him to “Come over and help us.” He and his team immediately went, changing the course of history. What the church needs today is a fresh call to spread the Gospel.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 16:9-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 220
Kevin L. Jones avatar
4 Essentials Of An Effective Church
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Sep, 2016
Summary: A sermon examining 4 things that are necessary for a church to be effective.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:6-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,928
David Owens avatar
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Shared by: David Owens on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon is a brief survey of Paul's Second Missionary Journey. I try to draw lessons from Paul's experiences that can apply to our journey with God.
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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: 1,515
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).
Ernie Arnold avatar
Paul and the Pythoness
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Apr, 2016
Summary: Luke shares with us the story of the salvation of the Pythoness - 1. Luke shares the story of her divination (enslavement) 2. Her Declaration concerning Paul and His mission and 3. Her Deliverance and salvation
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Scripture: Acts 16:16-40
Denomination: *other
Views: 951
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
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Shared by: Ken Ritz on Mar, 2016
Summary: Part 3 of the series Superatural, addresses the topic of demons.
Series: Supernatural
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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.
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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: 2,611
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
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: 804
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....
James Lee avatar
Effective Evangelism
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.
Scripture: Acts 15:36-16:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 271
James Lee avatar
Effective Evangelism part 2
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.
Scripture: Acts 15:36-16:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 122
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.
James Lee avatar
From Satan’s Slave to God’s Servant:
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.
Scripture: Acts 16:16-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 299
James Lee avatar
“What must I do to be saved?”
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.
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 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 16:22-32
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,451
Paul Basehore avatar
Baking Bread
Shared by: Paul Basehore on Oct, 2015
Summary: If we don't work together with other believers, we will be unfinished -- like bread made without yeast.
Series: Baking Bread
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"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
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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.