Acts 16 The Lord’s Story In Your Life - Steve Keil - Elder

Acts 16 The Lord’s Story In Your LifeBible

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Steve Keil - Elder

Date Taught: November 7, 2021

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Life Lessons Referenced
Statement (Acts 16:)

Biblical age of 30
• Joseph was 30 years old when he became second in command to Pharaoh (Genesis 41:46).
• The priests officially entered service at age 30 (Numbers 4:3).
• Saul became King when he was 30 years old (1 Samuel 13:1).
• David became King when he was 30 years old (2 Samuel 5:4).
• Jesus officially started his ministry at age 30 (Luke 3:23)

Statement (Acts 16:)

• No anesthetic like we think of it
• In the ancient world, alcohol or opium were sometimes used to reduce pain during surgery
• Timothy was circumcised because of reaching more people for Christ.

Statement (Acts 16:)

• With Paul some 15 years doing missionary work
• According to I Thess 1:1 and II Thess 1:1 (which Paul writes from Corinth) he is with Paul there
• According to Philippians/Colossians/Philemon he was with Paul in Rome during his first Roman imprisonment
• Hebrews 13:23 - Know that our brother Timothy has been set free . . .
• II Timothy 4:21 - Do your utmost to come before winter.

Statement (Acts 16:)

Heroes of the faith
• Luke’s writings use over 700 words which occur nowhere else in the New Testament

Life Lesson (Acts 16:)

When we see “heroes of the faith” the challenge is not to be another “them” but to follow as they did and be the “you” the Lord is working in you to be.

Statement (Acts 16:)

The ‘we’ sections of the book of Acts
• Acts 16:10 - 16:18 Troas to Philippi 49 AD
• Acts 20:4 - 21:19 Philippi to Jerusalem 54 to 57 AD
• Acts 27:1 - 28:30 Caesarea to Rome 59 to 62 AD

Statement (Acts 16:)

• Seller of purple dye/fabric which was part of the ‘official’ dress in Rome and colonies
• Only person named who believed in Philippi
• Mentioned again only in Acts 16:40
• Probably instrumental in the growth and development of the church at Philippi (which was one of the closest to Paul)
• The ‘man of Macedonia’ was in part a woman!
• First named Christian in Europe

Life Lesson (Acts 16:)

The size of the work we are involved in does not matter. What matters is are we “working out” what the Lord is “working in.”

Verses Referenced and Teaching Notes
I Timothy 4:12 NKJV
Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
I Timothy 1:2 NKJV
To Timothy, a true son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.
II Timothy 1:2 NKJV
To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
II Timothy 3:10-11 NKJV
But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 persecutions, afflictions, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions I endured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me.
II Timothy 1:5 NKJV
when I call to remembrance the [a]genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice, and I am persuaded is in you also.
II Timothy 3:15 NKJV
and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Acts 14:19-20 NKJV
Then Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead. However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe. And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”
Philippians 2:19 – 20 NKJV
But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, that I also may be encouraged when I know your state. 20 For I have no one like-minded, who will sincerely care for your state.
Philippians 2:12-13 NKJV
Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.
Acts 16:4-5 NKJV
And as they went through the cities, they delivered to them the decrees to keep, which were determined by the apostles and elders at Jerusalem. 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith, and increased in number daily.
I Corinthians 15:3-4 NKJV
For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures,
Acts 16:14 NKJV
Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul.
Acts 16:13 NKJV
And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made; and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there.
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