The Amazing Ministry Of Peter And John (Acts 31 11) Pentecost Sunday Sermon For Year 2010

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The Amazing Ministry Of Peter And John (Acts 31 11) Pentecost Sunday Sermon For Year 2010

  1. 1. Pentecost Sunday Sermon for Year 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The first healing miracle recorded in the book of Acts. </li></ul><ul><li>After the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost. </li></ul><ul><li>5 important principals to learn from this chapter. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mere religion is blind to people’s needs </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The disciples were USED to go the temple very often, (Acts 3:1-2) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The stated times for prayer in Judaism: Early in the morning. </li></ul><ul><li>At the ninth hour of the day (Probably 3’ O clock). </li></ul><ul><li>Again at Sunset. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Mere religion is… </li></ul><ul><li>B. They were USED to see the crippled beggar, (Acts 3:2b) </li></ul><ul><li>The beggar was crippled from birth. 40 years! </li></ul><ul><li>People had to carry him to beg! </li></ul><ul><li>We are often blind to the needs of others around us. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>2. The Holy Spirit opens our spiritual eyes, (Acts 3:3) </li></ul><ul><li>This beggar was in this same spot for years </li></ul><ul><li>Peter and John had passed him daily </li></ul><ul><li>Neither had paid him any mind before now </li></ul><ul><li>Now, they “looked straight at him!” (3:4) </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>3. Only the Spirit filled Christian can meet these needs, (Acts 3:5-6) </li></ul><ul><li>The disciples did not have personal funds to give the beggar </li></ul><ul><li>“ What I have (the power of God to heal) I give to you…” </li></ul><ul><li>With the Holy Spirit of God, what you have is enough! </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>4. The Spirit gives us the boldness to take a step of faith, (Acts 3:7) </li></ul><ul><li>Peter took his hand and helped him to his feet. </li></ul><ul><li>God’s plan is to use us as instruments </li></ul><ul><li>God did nothing until Peter reached out… </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>5. Only the Holy Spirit of God can revive the church </li></ul><ul><li>The beggar was immediately blessed! (Acts 3:8) </li></ul><ul><li>People filled with wonder and amazement (Acts 3:10) </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 more families joined the Church! (Acts 4:4) </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>6. Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>This event gave Peter a preaching opportunity, (Acts 3:12-26) </li></ul><ul><li>Power evangelism opens doors for ministry </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask god for the supernatural! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion… D. God desires to refill believers with His Spirit, (Matthew 7:9-11) E. Acts 4:23-31 “…After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.” F. “There is only one BAPTISM in the Spirit, but many FILLINGS!” (F.F. Bruce)
  11. 11. Sermon Adopted from “ Ministry of Peter and John” by Dr. Arnold Lastinger. Slides designed by The Virtual Preacher (www.virtualpreacher.org)

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