Judging yourselves unworthy of eternal life 4 21-13


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Judging yourselves unworthy of eternal life 4 21-13

  1. 1. Judging Yourselves Worthy ofEternal LifeActs 13:14-52Maud church of Christby Jim BradshawSunday Evening, April 21, 2013
  2. 2. God-Fearing People Will ListenAct 13:14-16 NKJV But when they departed from Perga, theycame to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on theSabbath day and sat down. (15) And after the reading of the Lawand the Prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent tothem, saying, "Men and brethren, if you have any word ofexhortation for the people, say on." (16) Then Paul stood up, andmotioning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fearGod, listen:
  3. 3. God-Fearing People Will ListenWhat does is mean to fear God?1. Children used to fear their parents.2. Fear – phoeō to put to flight by terrifying (toscare away), to fear, be afraid (Thayer)3. Means not only to fear, but to have awe anddeep respect.4. Eccl. 12:13-14
  4. 4. God-Fearing People Will Listen1. God-fearing Jews and others who feared God met inSynagogues on the Sabbath in that day.2. It was customary to ask any guest if they desired to speak aftera reading from the Law and Prophets.3. Those who fear God are eager to hear His Word.4. God’s Word still has power to demand attention, Rom. 1:16.Hebrew History in9 Verses: Acts 13:17-25The Gospel Fulfills all the Law& Prophets: Acts 13:26-41
  5. 5. God-Fearing People Want to HearMore of God’s Word1. Read Acts 13:42-43.2. Act 13:12 NKJV Then the proconsul believed, when he saw whathad been done, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.3. They wanted to hear more4. Many began to follow Paul and Barnabus.
  6. 6. Are You Judging Yourself UnworthyRead Acts 13:44-421. A big crowd came to hear the Word of God, Acts 13:44.2. Salvation was first preached to the Jews, Romans 1:16.3. Success will create trouble.4. By refusing to believe and obey the Jews were consideringthemselves unworthy for salvation.5. Act 13:46 NKJV Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, "Itwas necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first;but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy ofeverlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.
  7. 7. Are You Judging Yourself UnworthyHow do you receive an appointment?Act 13:48 NKJV Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad andglorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed toeternal life believed.
  8. 8. Are You Judging Yourself UnworthyMat 10:14-15 NKJV And whoever will not receive you nor hear yourwords, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust fromyour feet. (15) Assuredly, I say to you, it will be more tolerable for theland of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city!Act 13:50-52 NKJV But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominentwomen and the chief men of the city, raised up persecution against Pauland Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. (51) But they shookoff the dust from their feet against them, and came to Iconium. (52) Andthe disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
  9. 9. Are You Judging Yourself UnworthyWhy do you think that youare unworthy?1. Family2. Past3. Failures4. Not Perfect (sinless)
  10. 10. Are You Judging Yourself Unworthy1. God sent His Son, John 3:162. Rom 5:8 NKJV But God demonstrates His own love toward us, inthat while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.3. Eph 2:8 NKJV For by grace you have been saved throughfaith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,4. Eph 1:7 NKJV In Him we have redemption through His blood, theforgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace5. Gal. 3:26-29.6. Rejection of God’s Word is the only thing that will keep you lost.