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Rev. Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church Of Orlando
3701 L. B. McLeod Road
Orlando, Florida 328056691
WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS
"The Question You Had Better Have The Right Answer For"
Acts 16: 25-34
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The right answer is very important to the basic questions. For instance, do you
love me? Will you marry me? Can we afford to do this? Where were you last night? It
is very important to have the right answer as well as to have the right people ask the
right questions. Here was a man who asked the right question.
Sometimes people ask the right questions and get the wrong answers. The right
answer is very important to the right question. This man asked the question, "What
must I do to be saved?" He got the right answer. Let's look at it.
Paul and Silas had been in prison for doing something that people are in prison
for today, and that is, telling people about Jesus. It is really strange, isn't it, that
something that people say really isn't a reality can put people in jail for telling about it.
Just all the more reason for us to know that it IS a reality-the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
They were put in jail and they continued to testify their faith in Christ. They were
beaten by the jailer. About midnight, they were singing and praising God, and I'm sure
their backs were hurting, and the blood was sticking to their clothing. Yet they were
praising God when art eartuake came.
The earthquake shook the place so violently that all the doors were opened and
the prisoners could have escaped, but no one did. The jailer knew his own life was at
stake, because Roman law said that if you are a keeper of prisoners and they escaped,
you did one of two things: you either suffered their same prison sentence or you were
killed. But nobody moved! Paul and Silas said, "Don't be afraid; we are all here." The
man called for a torch to be brought. They went into the prison cells to check them and
sure enough all the prisoners were there, an ...
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