Day 1: Do it again

Acts 16: 14,18, 29-30

14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message…

18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her…

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?”

“That is all we hear about the first members of the first church plant in Philippi: a business woman and her household; a former slave-girl; and a city employee, the jailer, with his household. That’s the church plant in Philippi. We found it inspiring because God did it, and he did it with such diverse people. Luke says the Lord opened Lydia’s heart (Acts 16:14); and the name of Jesus delivered the demonized slave girl (Acts 16:18); and the Lord shook the jail with an earthquake. The same power that created the church in Philippi is present by the Word and the Spirit of God today…” John Piper

We have experienced this very same power that changes lives today through the Word and the Spirit. Because God has touched and transformed our lives, He can do it again in the lives of others through us.

Prayer time: As the worship song plays, spend some time praying for one person, asking God to “do it again” in their lives as he delivered, saved, and healed us.

Let’s worship to “Do it again” (click here) by Elevation Worship

-CR

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