The Jailhouse That Was Rocked (18 of 27) by Larry Wynn

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The Jailhouse That Was Rocked (18 of 27)
SERIES: A CONFIDENT CHURCH IN A CHANGING WORLD
Larry Wynn
Acts 16:16-34
January 15, 1995

INTRODUCTION

A. There was no neutrality when Paul preached.

1. There was either a riot or a revival.

2. Paul either made friends for Jesus, or foes for Jesus.

3. Paul didn't stay in the Penthouse; he stayed in the jailhouse.

B. In Acts 16 a riot happened when salvation came.

I. THE JAIL. VS. 16FF.

A. THE SALVATION.

1. The slave girl was opposite to Lydia.

a. Lydia: Upper scale of Society.
Slave: Lower scale of Society.

b. Lydia: Moral.
Slave: Immoral.

2. The Gospel can reach the up and out and the down and out.

ill. Isa. 59 "The hand of the lord is not shortened that it cannot save."

3. There was a change that took place in this girl's life and can take place
in yours.

B. THE SADNESS. VS. 19.

1. Would think everyone would be excited about people being saved.

2. They were accused of being trouble makers.

ill. Ahab and Elijah.

3. Real reason upset: Lost income.

ill. Touch the devil's money and the crowd gets upset.

ill. Billy Sunday preached and taverns closed. Jesus comes into a city He
changes lifestyles.

ill. Jesus can be economically threatening.

ill. Hear people say, but economically it's sound. "life does not consist in
what a man has..."

C. THE SENTENCE. VS. 23FF.

1. The jail was a tough place. Hole in the ground. Dark, damp, rat
infested. Stench was strong and the jail was crowded. Legs in stocks.
Stretched until they felt they would break.

2. Men who we ...


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