What must I do to be saved?
February 19, 2023
Paul and Silas are thrown in prison for proclaiming the name of Jesus. Whilst in prison, God opens the prison doors and unfastened the bonds of the prisoners creating a massive problem for the jailer on shift. However God through the prisoners staying put saved him from a certain physical death. This is the jailer was not seeking God in his life, yet God in the person of Jesus Christ came to him and saved him from his greatest problem of his own sin. Jesus became his saviour and that is good news for us because he is our saviour too if we turn to him and believe in His name!
In this series:
Acts 16:25–34 (Listen)
The Philippian Jailer Converted
25 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, 26 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. 27 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. 28 But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all here.” 29 And the jailer1 called for lights and rushed in, and trembling with fear he fell down before Paul and Silas. 30 Then he brought them out and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” 31 And they said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. 33 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. 34 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.
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