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?
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