Faithlife
Faithlife

TRYING TO EXPLAIN THE UNEXPLAINABLE

Early Church  •  Sermon  •  Submitted
0 ratings
· 1 view
Notes & Transcripts | Handout

Acts 14:8–10 NKJV
8 And in Lystra a certain man without strength in his feet was sitting, a cripple from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man heard Paul speaking. Paul, observing him intently and seeing that he had faith to be healed, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand up straight on your feet!” And he leaped and walked.
ACTS 14

1-THE MIRACLE.

A-PAUL USED THE TOOLS THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT HAD GIVEN HIM.

1 Peter 4:10 NKJV
10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
1 PETER 4:
1 Peter 4:10–11 NKJV
10 As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 11 If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.

B- EACH OF US HAVE BEEN GIVEN A SPIRITUAL GIFT TO USE AS WELL

1 Corinthians 12:8–10 NKJV
8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit, 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit, 10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
Romans 12:6–8 NKJV
6 Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; 7 or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; 8 he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
ROMANS

2- THE CONFUSION.

A-THE CROWD THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS A SIGN FROM THEIR god’s.

Acts 14:11–13 NKJV
11 Now when the people saw what Paul had done, they raised their voices, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have come down to us in the likeness of men!” 12 And Barnabas they called Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 Then the priest of Zeus, whose temple was in front of their city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, intending to sacrifice with the multitudes.
ACTS 14:

B- PAUL AND BARNABAS REJECTED THE OPPORTUNITY OF FAME, TO KEEP THE INTEGRITY OF THE GOSPEL.

ACTS 14:
Acts 14:14–18 NKJV
14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard this, they tore their clothes and ran in among the multitude, crying out 15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We also are men with the same nature as you, and preach to you that you should turn from these useless things to the living God, who made the heaven, the earth, the sea, and all things that are in them, 16 who in bygone generations allowed all nations to walk in their own ways. 17 Nevertheless He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good, gave us rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling our hearts with food and gladness.” 18 And with these sayings they could scarcely restrain the multitudes from sacrificing to them.

3- THE PERSISTENCE.

A-THE JEWS CAME TO TRY AND STOP THE WORK OF THE GOSPEL.

Acts 14:19 NKJV
19 Then Jews from Antioch and Iconium came there; and having persuaded the multitudes, they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing him to be dead.
1 Peter 3:2 NKJV
2 when they observe your chaste conduct accompanied by fear.
1 Peter 5:8 NKJV
8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
2 Peter 3:2 NKJV
2 that you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior,

B-WHEN PAUL WAS BEATEN TO NEAR DEATH HE GOT UP AND STARTED MINISTERING AGAIN.

Acts 14:20 NKJV
20 However, when the disciples gathered around him, he rose up and went into the city. And the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
Acts 14:21 NKJV
21 And when they had preached the gospel to that city and made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch,
B-
ACTS
ACTS 14:
RELATED MEDIA
See the rest →
RELATED SERMONS
See the rest →