WHO SHOULD BELIEVE IN JESUS?

I think you should enjoy sauerkraut and cold showers, but you may have reasons to opt out of these. Okay, I understand. I also think you should believe in Jesus, no matter who you are or what you’ve done. These three facts—valid for all people—show you why.

Notes And Next Steps

Acts 16:25-34  + Part 2 of the series “Starting Point For Our Mission Ahead"

Everybody needs Jesus.

All have sinned. (Romans 3:23)

Jesus loves everybody.

“This man welcomes sinners.” (Luke 15:2)

“to proclaim good news to the poor … to proclaim freedom for the prisoners … to set the oppressed free.” (Luke 4:18)

About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 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. 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. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Then they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all the others in his house. (Acts 16:25-32)

Jesus changes your life.

“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” (Acts 16:31)

At that hour of the night the jailer took them and washed their wounds; then immediately he and all his household were baptized. The jailer brought them into his house and set a meal before them; he was filled with joy because he had come to believe in God—he and his whole household. (Acts 16:33,34)

 

CROSSTALK

 

                          1. Score 10 points for each of the following that you currently do. Highest score wins
                            A. Ride a motorcycle
                            B. Listen to 80’s music
                            C. Memorizing 52 Bible verses this year
                            D. Favorite steak: ribeye
                            E. Middle child
                            F. Live in Pflugerville
                            G. Participating in CrossTalk both in person and on Zoom
                          2. What do the following Bible verses teach us about a person saying that they accepted Jesus as their Savior or made their decision for Christ? Ephesians 2:1,5; John 1:12,13; John 15:16; 1 Corinthians 12:3
                          3. Compare inviting a person to believe in Jesus to inviting a person to church. What is similar? What is different?