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“What Must I Do To Be Saved?”

Key Verse

“And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” Acts 16:30

Text — Acts 16:23-31


During the early church era, preaching in some cities was dangerous. It landed Paul and Silas in prison. It was a gloomy night in that Paul and Silas were chained to a prison wall but they decided to show forth their faith by singing praises to God. As they sang, the entire prison shook from a great earthquake, causing all the prison doors to fly open and their chains fell off. Everybody was free! When the jailer raced in and saw the doors opened, he drew out a sword to kill himself before his boss would kill him because he thought that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul stopped him and told him that all the prisoners were present and did not run away. The grateful jailer asked “what must I do to be saved?”

This is the most important question one can ask. Until a sinful child comes to this point of realizing that he is a sinner, he will remain in his sinful ways. The jailer realized that he was a sinner therefore, he wanted to know what to do to be saved. The answer the Apostle gave him is the same for everyone today who desires to experience genuine salvation. Repent, turn away from your sins and accept Jesus Christ into your heart as your personal Saviour and Lord.

Further Reading

Acts 2:37-41

Prayer for today

Heavenly Father, I surrender my life to you, save me and make me your child.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.

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