“Jesus, A Miracle Worker”/Timothy Joins Paul and SiIas and Paul’s Vision of the Man of Macedonia

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

Sunday Service was awesome! The Praise Team was great, and Our Pastor spoke on having a “Faith Lift” and to “Believe”.  Scripture, Luke 1:45, “And blessed is she that believed:  for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.” KJV.  Because Mary believed, she was blessed.  He also talked about “Miracles” and “The Miracle of Jesus Christ”.  Hallelujah!  Hope you had a wonderful Sunday and that you were able to hear the Word of God. Amen.

“Timothy Joins Paul and Silas”, Acts 16:1) Then came he to Derbe and Lystra:  and, behold, a certain Disciple was there, named Timotheus, the son of a certain Jewess, and believed; but his father was a Greek:  1Thessalonians 3:2; 1Timothy 1:2.   2) Which was well reported of by the brethren that were at Lystra and Iconium.  2Timothy 3:15.  3) Him would Paul have to go forth with him; and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters:  for they knew all that his father was a Greek.  1Corinthians 9:20.  4) And as they went through the cities, they delivered them the decrees for to keep, that were ordained of the Apostles and Elders which were at Jerusalem.  5) And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.  Colossians 1:23. 

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, Timothy was the son of Eunice, a Jewish woman of great faith (2Timothy 1:5).  Eunice had taught the Holy Scriptures to Timothy from infancy (2Timothy 3:15).  The silence about the faith of Timothy’s father suggests he was not a Believer.   v2, Well spoken of may be rephrased as “well witnessed”.  In other words, people did not have to be told that Timothy was a Christian.   v3) took him and circumcised him:  In Jewish law, Timothy should have been circumcised and raised a Jew, even with a Gentile father.  But in Greek law, the father dominated the home.  Timothy became circumcised so that God could use him to reach all people — even the Jews — with the message of the Gospel.  v4, 5, The council’s decision (15:24-29) brought great joy and comfort to the Gentiles.  Apparently the decrees from the Jerusalem council were considered reasonable and not burdensome.

“Paul’s Vision of the Man of Macedonia”, Acts 16: 6) Now when they had gone throughout Phrygia and the region of Galatia, and were forbidden of the Holy Ghost to preach the Word in Asia,  7) After they were come to Mysia, they assayed to go into Bithynia:  but the Spirit suffered them not.  8) And they passing by Mysia came down to Troas.  2Timothy 4:13.  9) And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and help us.  10) And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for to preach the Gospel unto them.  1Corinthinas 2:13. 

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v6-10, sought to go to Macedonia:  With both the southwesterly route and the northern path closed by the Holy Spirit (v6, 7).  Paul headed in the only direction left open to him — northwest — until he came to the Aegean port of Troas.  Paul was at the right place at the right time to receive the call to go to Macedonia.  We:  This is the first of four “we” sections in the Book of Acts (16:10-17; 20:5-15; 21:1-18; 27:1—28:16).  This indicates that Luke, the author of Acts, accompanied Paul at least these four times.

More to come and God Bless You.     

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