SCRIPTURES:   Acts 3:11-26

BOTTOM LINE: Peter preaches this sermon here to the people in the Temple (after healing the lame man) and identifies 8 Characteristics of Jesus we can all count on.  As we walk our journey In-Christ, we will need to cling to these!

QUESTION:  Are we willing to have a Courageous Faith to further the MISSION of God?

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Let me knock out 3 Quick Things Here right out of the shoot:

1.  Jesus’ People Need to Gather 

2.  Gladness, Gratitude & Glory

3.  Preaching and Teaching 

 

8 Characteristics of Jesus from Peter’s sermon:

1.  JESUS is the SUFFERING SERVANT

2.  JESUS IS THE HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS ONE:   Acts 3:14 … “14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One …”

3.  JESUS IS THE AUTHOR OF LIFE: Acts 3:15 … “15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.”

4.  JESUS IS THE OBJECT OF OUR FAITH: Acts 3:16 … “16 By faith in the name of Jesus …”

Acts 3:18 … “18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.

5.  JESUS IS THE FULFILLMENT OF PROPHECY: Acts 3:21 … “21 Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.

6.  JESUS IS THE CHRIST

7.  JESUS IS A PROPHET LIKE MOSES:  Acts 3:22 … 22 For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.

8.  JESUS IS THE OFFSPRING OF ABRAHAM

 

APPLICATION: WORDS FOR CHRISTIANS

1.  FAITH is to be PUBLIC, not PRIVATE!

2.  BE PREPARED

3.  EMPOWERED BY THE SPIRIT