Resources » The IVP New Testament Commentary Series » Acts » THE CHURCH IN ALL NATIONS: PAUL'S MISSIONARY JOURNEYS (13:1—21:16) » The Second Missionary Journey (15:36—18:22) » Witness at Philippi (16:11-40)
Witness at Philippi (16:11-40)
- A Divinely Opened Heart (16:11-15)
- The Slave Girl with a Demonic Spirit (16:16-24)
- A Jailer with a Hungry Soul (16:25-34)
- The Magistrates' Response (16:35-40)
"What must I do to be saved?" was the most pressing religious question of Luke's day. People believed they were in the grip of fate. All were looking for a savior, whether through traditional animistic worship, the mystery religions or the imperial cult.
Today life's basic question is "What must I do to put it all together? How can I gain control of my life and cope with seemingly uncontrollable forces around and within me?" The questions may be different, but the ultimate need is the same. Luke shows God's answer in three lives that were transformed by his power at Philippi, a Roman colony.
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