Acts 16:16-24 – November 5, 2006

November 24, 2006 at 7:36 pm Leave a comment


Each study will have an error in one of the questions. It is our duty as believers to test everything that we read or hear with the Bible. So this will be a mini exercise in testing what is being said in class.

Q1) In verse 16 Paul and Silas are going to prayer. Is this typical that Satan and his army of darkness will come against us as we got the Lord?

Q1 Answer) Yes

Satan despises it that we can boldly go to the Lord in His throne room. This was made possible by the work of Jesus Christ. Since Satan despises this, he will try everything in his power to come against us as we go to the Lord.

Q2) When the girl cried out in verse 17 was this her or the demon possessing her?

Q2 Answer) It was the demon possessing her.

Here we talked about the pagan religions that were around this area in the Old Testament times and how the masters of the slave girl must have had a contract or a pact made with the demonic realm in order to profit from this slave girl being demon posessed. There was no way that the girl could have known who Paul and Silas were, but the demon knew who they were and while Paul and Silas went around, it is almost guaranteed that what the demon cried out through the girl in verse 17 was in a mocking manner.

Q3) What can we learn from the way Paul commanded the demon in the girl out and what is done today?

Q3 Answer) Paul simply commanded it out.

Paul did not go into getting the demon’s name, or do an all-night session. He was annoyed and he commanded the demon to leave. We wonder if he also did this because of the sympathy he had for the condition that the slave girl was in.

Q4) In verses 20 and 21 the masters of the girl tell the magistrates of the city something different than what happened. Why?

Q4 Answer) Accusations by the enemy are usually lies.

In every occurrence since Jesus and including the trial of Jesus, all accusations against Christians are drummed up lies. They cannot convict someone on showing the love of Jesus Christ toward someone and freeing them from bondage.

Q5) Remember that we are still in Lystra. With the masters garnering support from the multitude, what does it tell you about the masters?

Q5 Answer) This is the trick question. We are still in Philippi and not Lystra.

This tells us that the masters are extremely influential in the city and in todays terms have pull or stroke with the officials of the city.

Q6) We see that due to Paul freeing the slave girl from demonic possession, he and Silas paid the price of being beat and imprisoned. Are you willing to pay the price to bring freedom to others who are suffering?

Q6 Answer) Dependant upon the person.

This is a question that only you can answer for yourself. I believe that Paul and Silas had no idea that they would be beat and imprisoned for freeing a slave girl from demonic possession.

Since we are still in Philippi there is no map for this study.


Entry filed under: Time in the Word.

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