Paul, Silas, and the power of singing in prison (Growing deeper with Acts 16:16-34)

The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly.

It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies.

This episode is the later—a more in-depth look at Acts 16:16-34, an inspiring text about Paul and Silas, exorcising a demon from a slave-girl, unjust imprisonment, singing in jail at midnight, and the conversion of a near-suicidal jailer and his household.

I provide historical background and context to these verses, and zero-in on the power of music. Why do Paul and Silas sing in prison even though they are enduring incredible hardship? What purpose could music possibly serve?

I offer two specific answers, and make one very practical suggestion. It’s a “little” thing that isn’t so little, but which fortifies us for the storms of life.

Music amplifies the goodness of God in a world that is trying to hit the mute button.


The sermon that accompanies this same text is from July 25, 2021 and can be accessed by clicking here. It is called “Singing in the storm.”

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