The Bigger Picture
Acts 16:23 // “Severely flogged” means they were nearly beaten to death. Imagine their thoughts, their perspective during each lash of the Roman flagellum.
Acts 16:31-32 // God’s Word = Power. Paul spoke the word of the Lord to them! Faith (that is, believing the promises!), not works, brings salvation! Dig Deeper: Romans 10:1-17
Acts 16:33 // The Greek word for “family” or “household” refers to all people who would have lived with the jailer, regardless of age or status. This includes children, other relatives and slaves. Dig Deeper: Philemon 8-21, Col. 3:18-24
Acts 16:34 // The arrival of the Gospel brought “jumping up and down” kind of joy to all the household! Dig Deeper: This same word for great joy is used in Revelation 19:7.
Colossians 3:1 // Where we are, who we are, gives us unique perspective. Dig Deeper: Ephesians 2:1-10