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How to Reach Out with the Risen Jesus! Acts 3:1-26

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Acts 4:4 ESV
But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand.

I. Expect Jesus to Be More Willing to Bless than We are to Ask

John 20:21 ESV
Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
John 20:11

II. We Give What We Have

Acts 3:
Acts 3:6 ESV
But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”
Instead we should allow the name of Jesus to be engraved deeply on the heart, written there by the finger of God himself in everlasting characters.
Instead we should allow the name of Jesus to be engraved deeply on the heart, written there by the finger of God himself in everlasting characters.
Wilberforce: A practical view of real christianity

III. Call for Faith

Acts 3:16 ESV
And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.

IV. What is the Point of God’s Miracles & our Kind Service?

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV
The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.
Acts 3:12 ESV
And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk?

What is the Point of God’s Miracles & our Kind Service? Get People Seeking Jesus-Blessings

Acts 3:19–20 ESV
Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus,
Isaiah 44:3 ESV
For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour my Spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants.
Ezekiel 34:26 ESV
And I will make them and the places all around my hill a blessing, and I will send down the showers in their season; they shall be showers of blessing.
Exodus 34:26 ESV
The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
Exodus 34:26 ESV
The best of the firstfruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
Joel 2:26 ESV
“You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, and praise the name of the Lord your God, who has dealt wondrously with you. And my people shall never again be put to shame.

V. Get People to Close-with-Jesus by asking for Life-Change

Acts 3:17 ESV
“And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.
Acts 3:26 ESV
God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

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