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April 25, 2022 8:00 am
Dr. Michael you sent with a challenge to embrace the powerful life experience victory, freedom.
If you have never experienced victory over sin, nor long. You're never experienced the power of salvation, the power of the Lord Jesus Christ in your life for you have experienced the liberating salvation of Jesus Christ.
The good news is today. You can be set free and hope marriage is worth. Challenges require you to have here by family and friends on the book of acts chapter 3 John man living in complete hopelessness today watching experience complete victory. Oh yes, you can experience victory to you now, Dr. Michael you set with leading the way audio done with replacing your Bibles to the book of acts chapter 3, I believe this chapter clearly spells out the biblical understanding the true and accurate biblical understanding of medical the true biblical understanding of signs and wonders. This is a magnificent chapter acts chapter 3 tells us unequivocally that God's supernatural intervention is not for showbiz acts chapter 3 tells us without a shadow of doubt that God's supernatural interventions and billings in the lives of his children are only for serving God's ultimate purpose May middle. Salvation of souls of the lost people.
This was the first miracle that was performed by the apostles as medical but it was the second message the second sermon that was preached by Peter member. The first one was the sermon during the day of Pentecost. What is this first miracle well remember first Peter and John have been business partners is not unusual for them to be together, Peter and John have had close friendship. John together with James made the inner circle of the Lord Jesus Christ Peter and John were entrusted by the Lord Jesus to go on my preparation for the Passover meal. Peter and John were alone of all the 12 follow Jesus into the house of Caiaphas, the high priest after Jesus was arrested. Peter and John were the first disciples to visit the empty tomb, so this is a close friendship, and here we see them in the book of acts partners in ministry together ministering to the needs of others ministering the word of God. This was about 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
You see, the Jews pray three times a day. They prayed in the morning break at noon and then they prayed in the evening.
The evening time was the highest peak in terms of the crowd near the temple because they were walking what happened. There were confronted with human hopelessness. You know this, of course, Dr. group as a physician is obviously very interested in this man's physical condition, congenital condition is interested in that and therefore he tells us some details look at for example a chapter 2 Dr. Luke tells us that this man was born crippled was born that way. In acts 422 he tells us that he was in his condition for 40 years. This man was severely crippled, so much so that he was probably utterly and completely dependent on others to carry him from one place to another. That will pick them up in the morning and that will put them somewhere and then when he needs somebody to take him somewhere else or have here is the motion they have to pick him up and that the paradigm and then have to bring them back and carry him and put it back for 40 years and all this man was hoping for what just barely.
The physical necessities.
What this man was only hoping for begging for was whatever he can get more stuff, only one please listen carefully, because this is the condition of every one of us every one of us were born crippled with the disease of sin. Every one of us were all born with their terminal hopelessness written all over our foreheads.
Whether you are born in a manger or born in the hot when they are born rich or poor when they are born black Allied born crippled with the disease of sin were born, heading for the structure throughout our lives. Jesus use somebody in your life.
I don't know who are not okay. I want to know. But God knew somebody in your life that you all your crippling condition of sin.
Jesus use somebody to stretch his or her hand to be left you of your begging, spiritually speaking condition of sin.
Jesus and somebody to you to stretch out his hand or her hand to rescue you from… Of hopelessness, of the pain of guilt Jesus and somebody and stretch out his or her hand and delivered you from the destiny of eternal destruction.
A man belongs here Peter said to the man silver and gold. I have none but the name of Jesus Christ. What is it mean when you do something in the name of Jesus Christ.
When you do something in the name of Jesus Christ means that you are acting consistently with his will.
When you do something in the name of Jesus Christ. It means that you are doing something that he himself would do when you do something in the name of Jesus Christ. It is doing something on his authority doing something in the name of Jesus Christ is doing something with his delegated power. You and so Peter commands the beggar to get up and did he get up look of healings response healings evidence. The man's joy and excitement knew no bounds. He wasn't merely walking that wasn't enough for him. He was jumping nearly killed himself running down the steps.
He was looping like a kid with a new toy for over a year.
The shackles have been broken crippling is no more, which means that held him to the ground. Paul Nelson resume right on this one. If you have never experience victory over sin.
If you have never experienced victory over addiction. If you have never experienced victory over the love of money and things. If you have never had victory over your false guilt. You are in one of two conditions you're either have never experience the power of salvation. The liberating power of the Lord Jesus Christ in your life or you have experienced the liberating salvation of Jesus Christ but your living in disobedience. The good news is today.
You can be set free no matter where you are, no matter what condition you're in today. You can be set free military something. Whatever you out of your condition might be. That's the good news of the gospel today can be set free dog testing your silver and gold is a what's wrong with silver and gold.
Nothing wrong with them, but when they become the object of your comfort and the object of your security is everything wrong with dog testing your intellectual ability. Nothing wrong with being intellectual but when your intellect become the source of your pride. You're in terrible danger. Don't trust in your family connections. Nothing wrong with them the connections.
I thank God for my family, but they will not bring you the grace of God that you desperately need today simply allow the power of the Holy Spirit to come into your life to set you free. Would you do that right now by your heads in prayer have official sermon yet, but I feel the spirit of God is going to set some people at this moment. This moment I'm led of the Spirit of God by your heads in prayer. Please if your person that you be enslaved. Whatever it is been addicted to whatever it is, God set me free today when you do that between you and heaven else's business is your business get to the Internet and you addicted to graphic God for free today you face a problem in the first thing you do is you go to the bottles I got sick me free today.
I believe the power of God, the Holy Spirit will set you free. If you ask him sincerely and if you are asking today when you do that.
God bless you, my God honor you, because God said he'll honor those who honor him. Father God in the name of Jesus as I do this in obedience to you.
I pray that the Holy Spirit were set your people free. Father God I pray in the name of Jesus that your Holy Spirit will come into these precious people who love you, who trust you because I believe that that you can when they can't, and that you loose them and set them free.
A lot. I receive that on their behalf and they receive that from you. In Jesus name, amen. First, I was a medical then there was a message I don't want to do is understand what I'm going to tell you but this is biblical.
The core, the medical is always a servant to the message.
The medical is always subservient to the message.
The medical is always inferior to the message. What do I mean by this because the miracle is temporary, but the message is permanent because the miracle is finite, but the message is eternal because the miracle is for a season, but the message is forever. Therefore, the medical has to be subservient to the message when Jesus Christ walked into the tomb of Lazarus, who is been dead for four days and he cried out in a loud voice saying Lazarus, now Lazarus got up and walked the Bible said people believed Lazarus died again, but those who were saved were eternally safe and men. This man walks into the beautiful gate near the temple and and he tells himself and gold have I none but the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk in. The man gets up and walked the Bible said, many believed that men died again. But those who believed were eternally saved. So Peter begins his message by identifying the dissenting of sin is seen for just the miracle taken place and that was the end of it was that is not nice is not great for this man must have some power and few people might go around us and to tell us about this power as we know later. Some sorcerers were trying to buy the power of the Holy Spirit, actors, or they can purchase it, but the message is superior to the medical that is why Peter goes on to preach the message and the message that Peter preached and also saved as a result of that message will live forever and you're not going to see them in heaven. That's why he begins by the per sitting offs and let me tell you something all preaching, all teaching all ministry all witnessing. I don't care where it is what is done in a church outside of the church. If it does not begin with sin and repentance of sin, it will not have salvation with somebody told me years ago and this is what I tell everybody he said I tell them all you need to do to be saved is just take Jesus into your life as if this is like telling somebody with a shotgun wound. All you need to do is to put a big Band-Aid on it. The bullet still inside when I read the Bible from cover to cover.
I find particularly all of the preaching. All of the teaching all of the witnessing all of the ministry that is done by the apostles. They had to begin by identifying sin and had to begin by confessing sin and had to begin by repenting of that sin and salvation takes place. Look at versus 13, 14 and 15 of the book of acts chapter 3, Peter identified their sin and what wasn't. Is what he said. He said the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob, the God whom you claim to worship the God who brought your forefathers out of the slavery of major that very God who promised you long ago through Moses that he will raise a prophet like unto myself referring to Jesus. This God who told Abraham even before that that through you and your see the whole family of the art shall be blessed, referring to Jesus, the God who gave all these promises about Jesus in the Old Testament. The God who promised to as I have is going to be a suffering servant is going to come and die for your sin.
The same God sent you as Messiah sent to his son.
But what have you done, you crucified him.
You rejected him. You do the Pontius Pilate you just be our only hope of salvation as of now, the only one God on this message and you can scratch your head is not ironic. Listen to who's talking this wasn't John who was quietly there in the fall of the Lord all the way to the cross. This was in one of the quiet ones. This is Peter talking. What an irony this is a very man this all Jesus. Is he a hypocrite is not beloved. This is a very core of the Christian faith.
This is a very heart of the gospel is taken down people for the same saying that he had committed. When I invite you to come to Christ when you're dear family member, friend, pray for you and invite you to come to Christ. We don't do this out of superiority. Oh please understand that because we feel any better know because we have experienced firsthand the besetting sin, but also because we know firsthand the benefits of repentance.
Look at versus 1718 19 the book of acts.
The benefits of repentance. Is Peter said he said he acted in ignorance. What is Peter saying he is making a well-known Jewish distinction Old Testament distinction between the sin of omission in the sin of commission whether our sins are committed through automation or correlation.
The consequences of the same does not excuse ignorance is no defense. But when repentance takes place. God in his mercy, God in his grace is willing to wipe the past sins clean. Not only that Peter said that the fear of judgment will also be wiped away. Not only that, he also said that the march needed refreshment to your soul since of peace and sense of contentment that since of resting is going to take place this on the benefits of repentance and salvation. In other word wiped out here. Verse 19 is a picture of an ink that was written on papyrus and got wiped out with a wet sponge is or how can that happen to see the ink back then in the ancient days not like our Inc. did not have the asset content that hours have, therefore, Inc. did not bite into the papyrus so you can simply get a wet sponge and your wife that page of papyrus and removal. It will be as clean as new. You would not know there was anything written on it and that's what Peter is saying here when you think of your sins. When a friend of my sins, God did not merely because all sins from the list.
He with the sponge of his blood, wipe it all clean that was wired beyond the possibility of recall wasn't disappeared with no chance of it being found without trace Peter saying, just like Jesus when he saw his master hanging on the cross looking down as his body dripping with blood of those who hammered the nails in his hands and feet and then he looked up to heaven and his father Peter saying even the horrible sin of rejecting the son of God and executing the Messiah will be white when you repent. What a great God for a moment to those of you who are having a hard time accepting the forgiveness of God in the document and talk to those of you who have a hard time forgiving themselves.
Paul said, even our conscious condemn us, but God is greater than our conscience talk to just throw second for two if God is willing to forgive those who nailed his son to across will he not be willing to forgive you. Ask yourself that question is Michael you don't understand.
You don't understand all beloved, I do understand.
I really do. I understand what God said. Whatever the magnitude of your sin. God's grace is greater than your sin. All of us have faced the besetting sin.
Many of us have known the benefits of repentance, but also many of us know the blessings of surrender, Peter closes his sermon in acts chapter 3 verses 25 and 26 the last two verses in the chapter with a hopeful note.
Remember, this whole episode began on the note of hopelessness began on the note of helplessness of human hopelessness and now it concludes with the heart of the blessings of God. Peter is saying to them is saying you can experience the fulfillment of the promise of God to Abraham that in Jesus Christ the nations of the world will be blessed is the good news all the riches of the blessings of salvation. All of the riches of the blessing of the covenant promises are available to you today.
They're yours for the asking. Just as they were available to Peter's heroes and ask chapter 3. Regardless of what you have done, regardless of the low self-image that you might have, regardless of the guilt that you might be.
God will bless when you and serving repentance is not just feeling sorry for what you've done because you got caught or whatever, that's what the world is repentance is deciding to change course. Repentance is crying to God the design change asking for his power to change it is in God will visit with heavenly refreshment because that's what he promised when you turn to him.
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