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To Refresh and Bless

Feb 5, 2017 Sunday AM

When we read Acts, it is often hard to remember that we are reading about the on-going work of Jesus through His people in the power of the Holy Spirit. We can get preoccupied with the descriptive and miss the prescriptive. We can become enamored with the miracles and miss the meaning. Part Two...

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  1. The Introduction to the Sermon
    1. The Miracle
      God provided Peter with an introduction that drew quite a crowd...and they were ready to listen.
    2. The Questions
      1. Why are you amazed?
      2. Why are you looking at us?
  2. The Sermon
    1. The Reminder of God
      • The God of our Fathers
      • His Servant Jesus
      • The Holy One
      • The Prince of Life
      • Jesus Christ
      • The "Second Moses"
    2. A Reminder of Guilt
      Peter became the "prosecution" for a moment and proclaimed the indictment ... GUILTY!!!!!!

      (The good news sounds a lot better when we remember the bad news...)
    3. A Reminder of Grace
      Forgiveness requires repentance — "Repent and Return!"

      ‚ÄčThere are four benefits...
      1. Forgiveness
        Anger, Greed, Sexual Sin, Stealing, Lying, Covetousness, Filthy Language, Drunkenness, Unthankfulness, all sins...
      2. Refreshment
      3. Participation in the Restoration
      4. Blessing

Conclusion

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God...
BUT, it is a wonderful and refreshing thing to run into the arms of the LOVING GOD!

We have a choice smiley

Questions for Small Groups, Family or Personal Reflection

  1. Why do we need regular reminders of God's nature and presence?
  2. How does our guilt compare to the guilt of the Jews that disowned Christ?
  3. What has God's grace accomplished in your life?

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