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What Must I Do To Be Saved? Paul & Silas in jail – Acts 16:25-40 – Earthquake (by the hand of God) – Doors opened; chains loosed – Jailor is about to.

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2 What Must I Do To Be Saved?

3 Paul & Silas in jail – Acts 16:25-40 – Earthquake (by the hand of God) – Doors opened; chains loosed – Jailor is about to kill himself (Roman) – Paul dissuades him from death – Words of the jailor are eternal And he brought them out and said, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?"

4 The jailor’s plea suggest four things: 1)What … there is a need for information 2)Must … there is a pressing need 3)I do … there is something personal 4)To be saved … there is fear His question was not about personal safety but the realization of the innate need of creation finding the Creator.

5 The jailor’s plea suggest four things: 1)To be saved … there is fear 2)I do … there is something personal 3)Must … there is a pressing need 4)What … there is a need for information His question was not about personal safety but the realization of the innate need of creation finding the Creator.

6 Salvation is not needed to those who are not in danger; but we are! Salvation is not needed to those who are not in danger; but we are! – Failure to believe in eternityGenesis 1:27 – Disbelief in ‘afterlife’Hebrews 9:27 – Denial of consequencesEcclesiastes 12:14 – Reality of judgmentLuke 16:19-31 – Rejection of truth1 Timothy 3:15 – Rebellion to CreatorRomans 1:16-21

7 A personal involvement. A personal involvement. – It is always “the other fellow” – not me. – The great lie of Satan has been “I am okay” – 3000 saw the needActs 2:37 – Ethiopian saw the needActs 9:36 – Saul understood the needActs 22:16 – Personal involvementRomans 3:23 – Personal accountingRomans 14:11-12

8 This suggest a pressing need This suggest a pressing need – Not what POSSIBLY I do or MIGHT I do …. – There is no other option; man has found himself in need of something bigger than himself – NO CHOICE (Drowning; fire; danger) – Recognizes danger and personal choice – Only two roads Matthew 7:13-14

9 The question begs the information to require action for salvation The question begs the information to require action for salvation – Right sourceJohn 6:66-68 – Right nameActs 4:12 – Right authorHebrews 5:9 – Right end1 Thessalonians 5:8-10

10 What Must I Do To Be Saved? The jailor believed on the LordActs 16:31 The jailor heard the word of the LordActs 16:32 The jailor obeyed the word of the LordActs 16:33


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