Peters second sermon

Jan 25

Acts 3

Peters second sermon

This was soon after Pentecost but we are not sure exactly when.

A few days perhaps.

« Chapter 3

In this chapter we have a miracle and a sermon: the miracle wrought to make way for the sermon, to confirm the doctrine that was to be preached, and to make way for it into the minds of the people; and then the sermon to explain the miracle, and to sow the ground which by it was broken up. » Matthew Henry

Perhaps we do not see unbelievers believe until they see some action in front of their eyes. There is enough words and some are true and some are false. But we need to see the Truth in action again. We need to see the name of Jesus again in action and miracles to open the door for the Gospel to be preached. But the religious have killed the power of the holy spirit and the Promise of the Father with their compartmentalization of APostolic ages, and idfferenent dispensations. That is man but God says :

Mal 3 :1 « 6 For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. »

Heb 13:8

Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.

Isaiah 40:8 ESV / The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

James 1:17 ESV / Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Psalm 119:89 ESV /

Forever, O Lord, your word is firmly fixed in the heavens.

Numbers 23:19 ESV / God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?

I suspect man lies and theologians and leads are men. So they can lie but not my God.

I suspect that the biggest and best crystal cathedrals can change the words of God but not The word of GOD and Jesus is the Word.

He is the same yesterday today and forever. Yet we change our point of view ever generation and are fooled by men. We need to get to know the Lord Jesus is with us and alive to huide us into all truth.  I think man makes up ages and dispensations and that he takes God in small doses but my God is infinite love and He makes unchanging promises. Men will change them. I believe we can live with the same power they did a few days after Pentecost. But we prefer to be lied to and go to church.

After the lame man, crippled from birth, was miraculously healed in view of the people there needed to be an explanation. Miracles cry out for an explanation of Christ!

Peter and John had a captive audience that day! As Jesus had promised just before His ascension, that they would have power to witness. And Peter and John used it!

Act 3:11

And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.

They were astonished out of their socks or togas. They were amazed and shocked into attention by the power of God. Paul taught the proper way to handle the manifestation of this power to the Corinthians in 1 Cor chapter 12 to 14. And so it was available to regular believers then and so it is now!  We should get to know the power Christ Jesus sent to us! If we do not want to live impotent Christian lives under the boot of the enemie’s fear. Study the letter to Corinthians chapter 12-14 and learn what power you have at your fingertips!

When Peter had their attention he could had took all the credit and glorify himself and his ministry as having the secret power. But He was there to share the secret, and it did not have to be secret no longer. Christ was alive in them and He told them. He shared the good news with them that day. And Peter did not win a popularity contest with the people but he did with God!

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