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Reading through Acts- Day 44

October 2nd, 2012

Acts 16:16-40- What must I do to be saved?

‘[The jailer] then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved— you and your
household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house.’

A common response to Christianity today is ‘you can believe what you like as long as you don’t bother anyone else’. That’s certainly not the way Paul and Silas chose to live! In today’s passage we find them boldly seizing the initiative on three separate occasions. As you read these verses, allow God to not only challenge you, but give you faith to live courageously in your context.

Read: Acts 16:16-40

Questions to consider/ Things to do:

  • Paul and Silas demonstrate the power of the gospel by the way their faith gives them confidence even in the midst of huge pressure and uncertainty (v25). God then helps them in a most dramatic way! Miracles don’t always happen in tough situations, but sometimes we give up too easily. How often do you really expect your prayers to be answered?

 

Further study / action:

Bring your biggest requests to God with fresh courage and faith.

 

 

These notes are adapted from an original version that was first written for Closer to God and are © 2012 Scripture Union and used with permission.

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