Presentation on theme: "Paul took Silas and went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. Passing through Derbe and Lystra, they included Timothy with their group."— Presentation transcript:
Paul took Silas and went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches. Passing through Derbe and Lystra, they included Timothy with their group. Having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to go to Bithynia, they went down to Troas where Paul received a vision to go over to Macedonia. Therefore, Paul and Silas set sail for Neapolis and then moved on to Philippi, a leading city of the district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. Here, Paul and Silas met Lydia and converted her and her household. Then, having cast out a spirit of divination from a slave girl, Paul and Silas were dragged into the marketplace and inflicted with many blows.
The Philippian Jailer And when they had inflicted many blows upon them, they threw them into prison, ordering the jailer to keep them safely. Having received this order, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone's bonds were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped.
The Philippian Jailer But Paul cried with a loud voice, Do not harm yourself, for we are all here. And the jailer called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. Then he brought them out and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night and washed their wounds; and he was baptized at once, he and all his family. Then he brought them up into his house and set food before them. And he rejoiced along with his entire household that he had believed in God. (Acts 16:23-34 ESV)
What must I do to be saved? To be saved – We all need salvation from guilt of sin and the wrath to come. – Salvation is something given to man. It comes from Gods love, mercy and grace. Matthew 26:26 Luke 19:10 John 8:21 Acts 22:16 Matthew 25:41 Mark 9:47-48 1 Thess. 1:10 Mark 2:1-12 John 3:16 Ephesians 2:4-10
What must I do to be saved? To be saved Do – Despite being a gift, man plays a part – he must do something. – God saves those who do His will and are obedient to Him. – This does not detract from the fact it is a gift of God. Matthew 7:21 Hebrews 5:8-9 Luke 17:10 Romans 4:4
What must I do to be saved? To be saved Do I – Salvation is individual, not a group thing. – Our salvation is not dependent upon others, and our actions do not save others. – Each is judged on his own actions. Must – It is not what can I do or what may I do. – It is not a list of options. It is declaration from God of what we must do. 2 Corinthians 5:10
Pauls Answer Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household. The question was asked three times with three different answers. Yet, they were not different at all. The context of each passage shows that all completed the same commands. Each believed, repented and were baptized. Acts 2:37-38 Acts 16:32-34 Acts 22:10,16