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Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved; you and your household. [Acts 16.31]

In this passage we hear Paul’s response to the Philippian jailer. To fill in the story, Paul and Silas went to Philippi, preached the gospel, caused a riot, were whipped, and thrown into jail. Around midnight praising God, an earthquake happened and the doors to the jail cells opened. The jailer thought everyone left. He started to kill himself when Paul stopped him. The jailer takes Paul and Silas home, tends to their wounds, and then has church.

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When Jesus asked this question of his disciples, there were many questions being asked about this man named Jesus. Many knew him as the son of Joseph and Mary, the carpenter of Nazareth near Galilee. The disciples repeated what they had heard from others: you are this, that, or the other. But, Simon, son of Jonah, said something important.

“You are the Christ. The son of the Living God.” (Matthew 16.16)

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