Unwavering Conviction

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on November 13, 2005
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Unwavering Conviction

Acts 16:1 Paul and Barnabas had evangelized those cities 2 or 3 years earlier. Timothy's mother and grandmother were believers. II Timothy 1:5

Acts 16:3 Paul's belief regarding circumcision, Galatians 5:6; 6:15 Why then did he circumcise Timothy, especially since he had the epistle from the Jerusalem council (Acts 15) in his pocket? I

Corinthians 9:19-23. Paul and Timothy had willingness to bend on personal rights for the purpose of winning others yet they did not comprise their own beliefs.

Acts 16:7 Spirit of Jesus - "of Jesus" is not in the King James Bible because it is not in the Stephen's Greek text, however it is included in all the other Greek texts. Holy Spirit Acts 16:6; Spirit of Jesus Acts 16:7; Spirit of God, Spirit of Christ Romans 8:9; Helper John 14:16; Spirit of truth John 4:17; 15:26; 16:13; Spirit of the Lord Acts 5:9, 8:39; Spirit of his son Galatians 4:6; holy spirit of promise Ephesians 1:13; Spirit of Jesus Christ

Philippians 1:19.

Jesus is the head of the church working with each member (Ephesians 1:22; Revelations 2:1)

Acts 16:10 Luke is included for the first time.

Verse 12 Philippi named after Philip II father of Alexander The Great.

Verse 13 No synagogue in Philippi.

Verse 15 Paul's first convert in Europe

Verse 22 It was not the only time that Paul was beaten with rods II Corinthians 11:25 states he was beaten three times.

Verse 25 The double discomfort of the beatings and the stocks was not intended to fill Paul and Silas with joy.



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