In Acts 16 there are three case studies that show how Jesus and the gospel can really change your life: Lydia, the slave girl, and the Philippian jailer. All of these show the incredible accessibility of the gospel for many types of people.
We’re going to highlight three things that we learn from these case studies. First, the gospel is for everybody. Everyone needs it. Because it’s true, it’s for everybody. Secondly, the gospel is the single most unifying power on the face of the earth. We see that different races, different social classes, and different personality types can become brothers and sisters in Christ. Lastly, the gospel is true freedom. Paul and Silas being put in chains showed the world what real freedom was.
This sermon was preached by Rev. Timothy Keller at Redeemer Presbyterian Church on April 28, 2013. Series “Acts: The Gospel in the City”. Scripture: Acts 16:20-40.
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