You are Bigger Than Lystra

SERIES – God Often Does Less Than We Want, But God is Always Doing More Than We Realize: A Study in Acts 16

Acts 16:1-5 NIV

1     He came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was a Jewess and a believer, but whose father was a Greek.

2     The brothers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.

3     Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

4     As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey.

5     So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

Galatians 6:17 NLT – From now on, don’t let anyone trouble me with these things. For I bear on my body the scars that show I belong to Jesus.

(Acts 16:1)

Acts 14:8 NLT – While they were at Lystra, Paul and Barnabas came upon a man with crippled feet. He had been that way from birth, so he had never walked. He was sitting

Acts 15:36-41 NIV36 Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us go back and visit the brothers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.” 37 Barnabas wanted to take John, also called Mark, with them, 38 but Paul did not think it wise to take him, because he had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not continued with them in the work. 39 They had such a sharp disagreement that they parted company. Barnabas took Mark and sailed for Cyprus, 40 but Paul chose Silas and left, commended by the brothers to the grace of the Lord. 41 He went through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.

2 Timothy 4:11 NLT – Only Luke is with me. Bring Mark with you when you come, for he will be helpful to me in my ministry.

1 Chronicles 28:20 NLT – Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the Lord is finished correctly.

2 Timothy 2:13 NLT – If we are unfaithful, he remains faithful, for he cannot deny who he is.

2 Timothy 1:5-7 NLT5 I remember your genuine faith, for you share the faith that first filled your grandmother Lois and your mother, Eunice. And I know that same faith continues strong in you. 6 This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

2 Timothy 3:14-15 NLT14 But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15 You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.

(Acts 16:2)

Philippians 2:19-24 NLT19 If the Lord Jesus is willing, I hope to send Timothy to you soon for a visit. Then he can cheer me up by telling me how you are getting along. 20 I have no one else like Timothy, who genuinely cares about your welfare. 21 All the others care only for themselves and not for what matters to Jesus Christ. 22 But you know how Timothy has proved himself. Like a son with his father, he has served with me in preaching the Good News. 23 I hope to send him to you just as soon as I find out what is going to happen to me here. 24 And I have confidence from the Lord that I myself will come to see you soon.

Matthew 23:11 NLT – The greatest among you must be a servant.

Galatians 5:2-3 NLT2 Listen! I, Paul, tell you this: If you are counting on circumcision to make you right with God, then Christ will be of no benefit to you. 3 I’ll say it again. If you are trying to find favor with God by being circumcised, you must obey every regulation in the whole law of Moses.

Luke 2:52 NLT – Jesus grew in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and all the people.

1 Corinthians 9:19-22 NIV19 Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some.

2 Corinthians 1:1 NIV – Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the church of God in Corinth, together with all the saints throughout Achaia:

Philippians 1:1 NIV – Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

1 Thessalonians 1:1 NIV – Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you.

Colossians 1:1 NIV – Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

Philemon 1 NIV – Paul, a prisoner of Christ Jesus, and Timothy our brother, To Philemon our dear friend and fellow worker,

Hebrews 13:23 NIV – I want you to know that our brother Timothy has been released. If he arrives soon, I will come with him to see you.

John 15:16 NIV –You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit–fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

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