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Acts 3 - The unchanging power of God

If there was a surefire way for you and your family to be blessed, would you be interested?


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Acts 3 Summary


Peter & John encounter a beggar, and since they've no money to give him, they heal him "in the name of Jesus Christ." In response, the man enters the temple with them "walking and leaping and praising God!"


Just like when Jesus was performing miracles, an instant crowd gathers and is "utterly astounded."


This might of been a good opportunity for Peter to pop off a few more quick miracles or address other immediate felt needs in order to build up a following. Instead, Peter pulls out the same powerful weapon we read about yesterday: he preaches.


His sermon has three points:

  • You people killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead (v15). It quickly becomes apparent that Peter wasn't blowing smoke just to get people to like him.

  • Jesus is the Messiah that had been predicted since the time of Moses, so listen to everything He tells you (v22).

  • Therefore repent so that your sins may be wiped out, so that you may experience times of refreshing (v19).



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One of the most comforting doctrines of God is that He is immutable - He is unchanging. Read again how Peter describes Him:

The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers (v13)

Even though mankind rejected His Son, the Author of life (v15), God's love for us, His people, never changes because God doesn't ever change.


No matter how far a person has wandered away from God's will, it's never too late to turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord (v19-20).


Be reminded today that our unchanging God raised up His Son so that you and your family would be blessed (v25-26).



AAA Prayer:

  • ACKNOWLEDGE WHO GOD IS: The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers (v13) & the Author of life (v15)

  • ALIGN YOUR LIFE WITH GOD'S WILL: Pray that you would respond to God's miracle in your life like the healed beggar did: walking and leaping and praising God (v8).

  • ASK GOD FOR WHAT YOU NEED:

 

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