Acts 16: 11-15

Lydia’s Conversion in Philippi

11 From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. 12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district[fn] of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. 14 One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. 15 When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. “If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.” And she persuaded us.

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Michele
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i. Therefore, a most important element in evangelism is asking God through prayer to open hearts, for without this there can be no genuine conversion.

Bonnie
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Bonnie

I Prayed that Prayer so many times for my Mom!! It was my content Prayer that God would open and soften my Mom’s heart to receive Jesus and all that HE had for her!! In the end I have just had to trust HIM that her heart was opened before she passed!! My hope is not in my Mom, but in the Mercies of Jesus Christ, that her heart was saved, before it was to late!!!

Michele
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Amen. What you said is what faith is. Right? so many situations and what I ‘think’ are unanswered prayers really simply come down to in the end, trusting HIM.

Paula Langley
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Paula Langley

“i. Therefore, a most important element in evangelism is asking God through prayer to open hearts, for without this there can be no genuine conversion.”

These words are for us!! The message Sunday was about the prodigal son, or more accurately how to parent that child. Of course I felt it was just for me but after when we were catching up I realized we ALL have prodigal children in one form or another. BUT GOD is in control and He can open their hearts to Himself :-)Blessings today & everyday my precious friends. xoxo