Acts Series message 22 (Guest Speaker - Dave Neff)
Text: Acts 16:16-40
God is sovereign over all events, working all things out for His glory.
Paul & Silas are beaten and thrown in jail for casting out a demon. While their ordeal was terrible, the situation is used by God to lead the jailer and his family to salvation. So then, a bad thing happened to good people (Paul and Silas) so that a good thing could happen to a bad person (the jailer). There is shadow of the Gospel here, in that a bad thing happened to the best Person, so that a good thing could happen to us! Key themes in this passage include God’s sovereignty, salvation by grace through faith in Christ, baptism, joy in trials and being others focused. Lots of ground to cover!