The Conversion of Lydia

November 3, 2019 ()

Bible Text: Acts 16:11-15 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Nov. 3, 2019 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 16:11-15

The Conversion of Lydia

Intro

A. THE CITY OF PHILIPPI (Acts 16:11-13).

1) Name (Acts 16:12).

2) Status (Acts 16:12).

3) no synagogue (Acts 16:13).

B. THE CONVERSION OF LYDIA (Acts 16:13-14).

1. The riverside prayer meeting of women (Acts 16:13).

2. Who was Lydia (Acts 16:14)?

a. woman from Thyatira.

b. business woman, seller of purple fabrics.

c. a worshiper of God.

3. God opened her heart to respond to the gospel (Acts 16:14).

a. The use of “open” in Scripture for express God’s miraculous power.

b. To “open the heart” speaks of God’s inside work.

c. Thus, FAITH IS A GIFT FROM GOD.

4. When did the opening of Lydia’s heart occur?

C. THE CHANGED LIFE OF LYDIA (Acts 16:15).

1. Baptism.

2. Hospitality.

Conclusion