We meet Timothy.
Paul is told where not to preach(?)
Paul is told where to preach. (Macedonia)
We meet the lovely (of heart) and gracious Lydia.
Paul is joined by the author, Dr Luke, (“We” & “us”).
Households come to know Jesus.
“15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.”
“33 At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized.”
Paul and Silas are stripped and beaten and still do a prison worship service. “About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. 27 The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. 28 But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!”
29 The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. 30 He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”’
The question still gets asked today, what must I do to be saved? To be free of my sin, all of my mistakes that I drag around with me, like a cesspool on wheels.
The message of Paul is still the same today. Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, you and your household.
That is some good news.