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Believers in Freedom

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Acts  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  44:07
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1. A quiet _exchange_

Acts 16:35–36 NIV84
When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: “Release those men.” The jailer told Paul, “The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace.”

1. A quiet exchange

2. A public _display_

Acts 16:37–39 NIV84
But Paul said to the officers: “They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out.” The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.

2. A public display

3. A time of _encouragement_

Acts 16:40 NIV84
After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and encouraged them. Then they left.
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