Dr. Fred Lowery
Acts 16:9-34; John 3:36; Matthew 28:19-20; Philippians 1:3-11
We're gonna look at Acts 16--one of the great chapters in the Bible even Baptist can find this particular book--Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts and it's just filled with the gospel and every now and then we just need to be reminded of our responsibility toward the gospel. Here -- let me just give you what we need to know--what we really need to know. There's only one God--Jehovah God; one 2 categories of people. Everybody in this world is either saved or lost. There are only 2 destinies--Heaven and Hell. There's only one way to Heaven--by grace alone through faith alone, in Christ alone. There's only one opportunity -- now! You need to know that the Bible doesn't say you can be saved tomorrow. It doesn't say that anywhere in the Bible. It says today is the day of salvation. Now is the accepted time. Why is that so important? Because none of us are guaranteed the next moment much less the next day so the opportunity is now. Have you found Acts 16? We'll look at verse 9. We'll begin there and it'll only take us a couple of hours to get through this whole chapter so don't worry.
Ac 16:9-10 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once.
He jumps to the plural there. He had the vision and then he said we got ready at once so Luke joins him and he has a team so got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them. [NIV]
(Now, Paul had real visions. You know, that usually happens to me after eating Mexican food but Paul had real visions)
So Paul had this vision of this man of Macedonia --Macedonia, that was across the Aegean Sea actually what is Greece and this man calls out to him, "Come over here and help us." So, Paul already had a plan. Paul's plan was to take the gospel east -- that w ...
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