Acts 16 tells a powerful story of how Paul and Silas were arrested, beaten, and thrown into prison for their faith in Christ. While they were in the deepest part of the dungeon they began to sing songs of praise and worship to God. What happens next is simply something that you aren’t going to want to miss out on hearing. This sermon ultimately shows how God uses miracles, mercy, and the message of the Gospel to transform people’s lives.
This message is part of our series “The Ripple Effect.” The purpose of this series is to learn more about the life of Jesus and the story of the early church through the writings of Luke. Having looked at some of the highlights of the Gospel of Luke earlier this year, we now will turn our attention to his 2nd writing, the book of Acts. This book follows the history of the Holy Spirit’s influence on the early church and the beginning of the spreading of the Gospel to the corners of the earth. The book of Acts ends abruptly because the mission of the church is ongoing and is to be continued in our day and time by the power of the Holy Spirit.