Flashcards in Acts 16-28 Deck (8):
(Acts 16) Chapter Heading
Paul is directed in a vision to preach in Macedonia—He casts an evil spirit out of a woman—He and Silas are imprisoned, and they convert the jailor—They admonish all to believe on the Lord Jesus and be saved.
(Acts 16) Timothy Joins Paul and Silas
Timothy, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek. Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.
(Acts 16) Paul’s Vision of the Man of Macedonia
Paul and his companions traveled, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. When they came to the border they tried to enter, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
(Acts 16) Lydia’s Conversion in Philippi
On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.
(Acts 16) Evil Spirit Cast Out
We were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” Paul became grieved that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” Then spirit left her.
(Acts 16) Paul and Silas in Prison
When the slave's owners' realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”
The magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. After they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.
(Acts 16) Prison Guard Conversion
There was an earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken: the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” He asked how he could be saved and 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. At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household.