February 28,2021, Acts 16:11-15, 40, 1 Corinthians 1:26-30 Post 2

You can read this week’s Scripture in both the New Revised Standard Version and The Message at –

Within days of the arrival of Paul and his companions in Philippi (apparently an important city of the region and the Empire) they go outside the city proper to a river where they expect to find some people (other Jews?) in prayer. They do find a group of women, one of whom is a Lydia who is described as a business woman, an entrepreneur, and a “worshiper of God.” And most importantly a woman who will listen “eagerly” with an open heart.

How does Lydia impress you?

What leads her to Philippi from home in Thyatira?

How does she occupy herself in Philippi? Think about not just what is mentioned in the Scripture but also what might be implied.

Why does she invite these new visitors into her home?

Why does she accept them into her home again after they leave prison?

What stands out to you the most about this woman?

{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}

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