November 22, 2023

Acts 16:16-24: Don’t Mess With My Money-Making Scheme

Worst Christian Ever - Acts 16:16-24

In Acts 16:16-24, Paul ruins a guy’s exploitative money-making scheme then said guy gets super mad. Matt Whitman explores further, of course, but that’s what you can expect from this Worst Christian Ever video. That and a quick recap of the plot to Back to the Future II (spoilers!). Here’s the Scripture you’ll need…

Acts 16:16-24 (NIV)

16 Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a female slave who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune-telling. 17 She followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, “These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved.” 18 She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so annoyed that he turned around and said to the spirit, “In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!” At that moment the spirit left her.

19 When her owners realized that their hope of making money was gone, they seized Paul and Silas and dragged them into the marketplace to face the authorities. 20 They brought them before the magistrates and said, “These men are Jews, and are throwing our city into an uproar21 by advocating customs unlawful for us Romans to accept or practice.”

22 The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten with rods. 23 After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. 24 When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks.

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Worst Christian Ever LogoMatt Whitman loves to make videos about culture, history, faith, and the Bible. He tries to make sense of these topics like a normal person with normal people in mind.  It may make him the “Worst Christian Ever,” but Matt’s refreshing approach helps change the conversation back to what really matters.

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Hey, I'm Matt, and if you're interested in understanding the Bible better and you prefer your Christianity quick and punchy with a healthy side of humor, and an equally healthy side of me not telling you what to do, we're probably going to get along great.

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