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  • The Philippian Jailer Converted

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 4, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,510 views

    A message about Paul and Silas’ prison experience, and how we should always be faithful to God no matter what the circumstance.

    THE PHILIPPIAN JAILER CONVERTED Acts 16:25-34 INTRO: During one of Paul’s many missionary journeys he and Silas were at the city of Philippi, and while there, they were beaten and cast into prison. Today, we want to talk about their short time in ...read more

  • The Philippian Jailer's Conversion Series

    Contributed by Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Feb 13, 2016
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,592 views

    To establish that the Jailer and 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.

    INTRODUCTION Outline. 1. The Jailer’s Crisis at Midnight 2. The Jailer’s Counsel at Midnight 3. The Jailer’s Conversion at Midnight Remarks. 1. In our lesson today we will be discussing, a man who asked a very important question. A question that had eternal implications! This is a question ...read more

  • The Night The Jailer Found His Freedom

    Contributed by T. Michael Crews on Aug 9, 2007
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,524 views

    A sermon on the Philippian Jailer

    One of the most amazing things about reading the Bible is the more you read it, the more you discover. No matter how many times you read or preach a passage, you can always find more gold if you keep digging. Psalm 119:127 Therefore I love Your commandments More than gold, yes, than fine ...read more

  • The Work In Philippi Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 9, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,669 views

    The remainder of chapter 16 concerns Paul’s work in Philippi. It falls into four separate scenes. Verses 11-15 relates the group’s (Paul, Silas, Mark, and Timothy) journey to Philippi and the conversation of a prominent woman named Lydia. Verses 16....

    January 28, 2015 By: Tom Lowe Title: The Work in Philippi (16:11-40) Part 1: Founding a Church with Lydia (16:11-15; ...read more

  • Jesus’ Jailhouse Rock

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 4, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,843 views

    Only Jesus can make a jailhouse rock as he puts a song in Paul's heart and a spring in the jailer's step.

    In a 1957 movie, Elvis Presley made prison look like a rip roarin’ time when he sang “Jailhouse Rock.” The truth is Jesus made a jailhouse rock long before Elvis did and it was no staged production. It was a real-life event punctuated by an earthquake, a jail break, and a midnight ...read more

  • Theology At Midnight

    Contributed by John Gaston on Oct 29, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,936 views

    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.

    THEOLOGY AT MIDNIGHT Acts 16:22-32 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: IF ONLY 4 WEEKS TO LIVE 1. A Bible study group was discussing the possibility of sudden death. The Group Leader asked, "What would you do if you knew you only had 4 weeks of life remaining before your death, and your Judgment Day?" ...read more

  • God's Grace For Prisoners And Jailers

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on May 31, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,516 views

    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.

    Intro: In 1993, Charles Colson received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion. The $1 million prize is the largest prize for achievement in any field. It is ranked higher than the Nobel prizes in such fields as science and literature, in the belief that religion is more important. Colson, ...read more

  • Three Portraits Of Salvation In Philippi

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 27, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,272 views

    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.

  • The Story Of Salvation In Philippi Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 31, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 4,051 views

    Compares the salvation of Lydia, the possessed slave girl and the Philippian jailer.

  • The Environment Of Choice Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 30, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,141 views

    THIS PASSAGE PRESENTS US WITH SEVERAL SCENARIOS, EACH OF WHICH PRESENTS PAUL AND BY INFERENCE US WITH THE OPPORTUNITY OF CHOICE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAKE NOTE OF THE PRINCIPLE THAT CHOICES HAVE CONSEQUENCES. IN OTHER WORDS, CHOICES

    THE ENVIRONMENT OF CHOICE Acts 16:11-40 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day on to Neapolis. 12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days. 13 On the Sabbath we ...read more

  • 30 Days To Live- The Art Of Being There Series

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Aug 15, 2015
     | 2,600 views

    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.”

    30 Days to Live- the Art Of Being There Acts 16:16-34NLT Sometimes you’ve got to zoom out and look at the big picture. That’s what the following college student did in writing this letter: Dear Mom and Dad, I have so much to tell you. Because of the fire in my dorm set off by ...read more

  • “what Must I Do To Be Saved?” Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015
     | 4,211 views

    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.

    “What must I do to be saved?” Acts 16:22-40 If you remember, last time we saw the slave girl, who had supernatural powers that were not from God. Paul and Silas delivered her from demonic possession and because her masters were making a lot of money off of her, they got mad and ...read more

  • God Wants Us To See Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Apr 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,000 views

    God wants us to see: 1. That suffering is part of salvation (vs. 19-25). 2. That lost people are headed to hell (vs. 26-31). 3. That families need fathers who care (vs. 31). 4. That real life comes from the Lord (vs. 31-34).

    God Wants Us to See Acts 16:16-34 The Book of Acts - Part 54 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - August 24, 2014 BACKGROUND: *In Acts 16, Paul and his mission team were trying to find out where the Lord wanted them to go next. Then in vs. 9-10: 9. A vision appeared to Paul ...read more

  • Unstoppable - True Authentic Worship Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Dec 10, 2018
     | 615 views

    The 10th message in a series on the book of Acts

    Unstoppable – Worship in the Spirit 11/19/17 Acts 16:16-34 Sunday AM There’s much confusion today about worship. Should we sing w/ the lights on or off? Do we sing w/ a choir/orchestra or w/ a band? Do we sing hymns or contemporary songs? But what if worship had nothing to do w/ ...read more

  • The Jailer Who Received Jesus

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 3, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 7,497 views

    There was a certain course of events that led to the salvation of the Philippian jailer, and these have certain implications with reference to our witnessing today.

    The Jailer Who Received Jesus Text: Acts 16: 29-34 Intro: The portion of scripture we’ve just read is filled with suspense and excitement—the result of a midnight earthquake and an attempted suicide. Lest we view this account as merely a Bible story, let me be quick to remind us that ...read more