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April 26, 2021 8:00 am
How lame it is changing how maintenance so we're not laying anymore. Dr. Tony Evans says once men learn to stand aboard to do amazing things. He wants to give you a miracle for purpose of celebrating this is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oakland Bible Fellowship Dallas, Texas, president of the alternative today. Dr. Evan says there's a lot more to lameness than the inability to walk especially for men who need to take a stand for their faith. Let's join him as he takes a fresh look at a familiar Bible story which lame in acts chapter 3 the description given in verse two, which held a number of things about this man. First of all told that he is laying but when Tony was a cripple from his mother was born cripple on his own 2 feet and according to chapter 4 verse 22 the man 40 years old so this man was not able to stand up on his own. He was from the mother's womb. Now we don't know all of this theological condition. Although we will but we do know we had to be poor because it was a big we don't know whether daddy was in the picture are not only the mother is what we do know he was born he was not able to stand up so he was never able and that was a lifetime condition because he is now 42nd thing about this man which all that is whole life, depending upon what I did for says everyday he was carried by the bay so we know nothing about it leaves a bag living on tips you want other people to put something in a scandal something in his job, something in his hat so we could another day because we know we only got he's a bag lady from his mother became stand up everybody got Italian the way wants to go next. He's living on where's he was at the church house everyday. He went to the gate called beautiful that was so Peter and John. John three clock in the afternoon to pray important.
In the second, they'll take them all if you will go to the house of prayer into the temple to connect with the living and true God. They passed by the name and phone with John about the temple verse three asking to receive all that is begging for money so Peter and John walking in and the man says what about some change. Can you spare a dime or a dollar. So I can make it another day and bay John Nike bag everybody else just got a little something something to hold for 24 hours until tomorrow. He came out one more time passed by John gaze on him. According to the lame man to the backup to the dependent one look at us right now so this now, according to verse five, he began to get his attention. He pays attention to pay attention okay why expecting to receive something from me.
Maybe going to be some that don't clean maybe don't give me some maybe I'll get some type for me so maybe Peter go do something. Something special for me outside of the chump change that I get from everybody else so he pays attention, expecting to receive some some balance got a birthday card and should not have said, expecting something to come out and not have the nerve to write right where you shake it twice and got stuff and then you shake it you shake, pay attention, you will give me some Peter says to him, not silver or gold, you got you got to begin to pay attention tell me the bank is broke. Not silver and gold you've asked me for money and I can help you see people and laymen. I think the money will solve the problem. If I can make more money if I can get a better job legitimately making money. Nothing wrong with having a job that is productive. Nothing wrong with that but when you lay and you might just turn left on you that some things money can buy and sell so all but Billy adds to it in verse six, but what I do have much less US, but I have some money came back to the wrong thing. They're praying for better job that pray pray pray for more notoriety for the wrong thing that praying. When God wants to change the person can't change you and you only once you got it. Stop is okay as long as God is given stuff to the right person got one was enough to keep his lame, God is not concerned with keeping our maintenance intact is concerned with changing our maintenance so and so I Peter says is this not what you asked for what I give you the names of the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene wall in the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene stop anymore.
I want you to get up and stand out on your own 2 feet.
I want to stop dependent on every body else to man up when you should stand. I want you to stop being responsible. I want you to stop being just want to give you what, so you can stay lay I want to give you left open so you can stay here responsible know I want to give you that which you to move on your own to what is not what you asked me about the name names matter because they were the reputation or the character of the person or place that is me.
So when you look at something that has a name it's giving you something that has to do with the reputation or the character of the person or place that receives the name. So let me tell you why name matters in this context. In chapter 4 verse seven when they placed them in the center.
They begin to inquire of Peter and John, by what and what name have you done this so that telling the man walk. The leaders want to know the phone and by what name did you tell Leslie know that because the word name is associated with the word name that want to know what happened to that you could tell this lame man.
So now when you read chapter 3 in the name of Jesus wall that were literally saying Jesus wall because the Navy was tied to the problem associated with the memory so you's response in chapter 4. Response in verse 10 that it be known, all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus the Nazarene, whom you crucified. God raised from the dead by this name.
This man stands before you in good health. Verse 12 and there is salvation in no one else, there is no mother may have been that has been given among men whereby you must be saying so when I tell the man in the wall that tell a man well by the name according to the power that belongs to Jesus Christ and Peter and John moved from talk to action. Dr. Evans will tell us that part of the story when he continues her message just a moment first.
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That's Tony Evans.org or call 1-800-800-3222 repeat that after part two of today's lesson coming up after this date is King. Jesus knows where we all are you ready to discover why God is called you on April 29 through the 30th, joining the virtual kingdom agenda Pastor Summit Creek community impact from the comfort of your own home and not to let you make me what I cannot be which is a man who doesn't struggle against sin and Amanda doesn't mean community prayer choose from over 50 compelling breakout sessions, including sessions for pastors wives going through the situation. This applies to work smarter not harder. Sign up for the virtual Summit 2021.com and get empowered today as KAP 2021.com the beginning, sponsored by the urban alternative. All right to get up the wall always get good and easy seizing me grabbing seizes the graph so he the power of God sit there with his hands folded waiting for this man to be exempt from no what this man ran into were two men who were not playing. They were walking who are willing to grab a man who could wall didn't think you would ever wall but introducing the Jesus Christ and then grab him and make we got a generation of men here. Somebody need to grab the problem is the wrongful grab grab of them taken them in the wrong direction been spiritual meant godly myth kingdom and grabbing his compliments of crazy man that's rapid just pray he grabbed him to stay with not going to let you stay in this predictive estate so grab the good news about the man he allowed himself to be grant this is that they grab became grab a bottle there a lot of grab the bull men out if they can only find a Peter and John in the name of Jesus Christ will the people in the New Testament Jesus name this power in the name name can only be used by a person bans connection with me.
Every man is to pursue a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. So when you use the name pop trying to change my life changed my to call on the name of Jesus and nothing happened. God was no connection like you can expect your appliance is not Peter says what I have I give you because I'm so maybe that he will allow me to piggyback on the so I can help another man who is laying himself over to get good because it says seizing him by his writing. He raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were strengthened so that is a crippling problem that he was born with and use muscles for 40 so he's got a physical problem and a weakness in his limbs. But Jesus said in it says immediately. You me without a 12 step program take years of counseling to get right. God came for lame myth. In a minute when God will show all I can use that phrase whenever he wants to show how he will not do something progressively on the spot. You need to know you dealing with nothing yet God need he needs purpose and sometimes he will not let things lonely progress.
He will let them stay in the state until you are ready for a supernatural infusion of his presence.
This man is been 40, but it took him 42 be ready for this moment and that he was ready.
God connected it with you on Meme you better find some Peter and John who are praying men on their way to the temple that you stay in your name.
You say what my father my mother and I think the problem is you better find two men control their emotions don't have the concept every other word to make their point and let those men grab you is that no woman tell me what you better find some men you who can tell you what to do, so that you can no longer live in the name because you know you may be any immediate person that God wants the chart around on the spot you want to know when God wants to move he can move quickly and immediately because that's how much is Christ so it says his ankles were splitting a supernatural infusion of verse eight with he stood up right and begin the walk. The man leaps up when the man leaps up. He entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. Going to the Bible Institute praying to God.
Let me tell you what will ignite your prayer life. When God gives you a testimony. When God gives your testimony.
You don't need a program. The man jumped up right is going on.
I'm going to pray which it and I'm going to get my appraisal because when God moves in your life.
You don't need to be cute and sophisticated when God let it be known that you say Peter and John were going to want grabbing when this man showed up meeting today and I know the prayer meeting change because of what happened in chapter 4 is not talking lame man's life was immediately transformed before school, but many of those who believe in the number of the men came to be about 5000. No John started ministering the one Meme just say because when God gives you.
God gives you a chance. The moment he wants to get say all you're doing is, the church service is coming to UK, so the man saying you got your appraisal and you are not ashamed Jesus Christ that you miss the purpose of the miracle he wants to give you a miracle, but he wants to give you a miracle for per year. So it's not too late to make my program good news today not want anybody crying.you if you just get your appraisal and stop being ashamed to name of Jesus Christ, I like follow Christ. Are you ready to give up your lameness make the commitment. Dr. Evans was talking about just now. The Bible describes Jesus standing at the door of our hearts just waiting for us to invite him in.
When we do everything we've ever done wrong is forgiven and a whole new life begins. There's no other way to make it to heaven so you owe it to yourself to find out what that invitation is all about. Mr. Tony Evans.org and click on the link that says Jesus.
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