Sunday, June 3, 2018

Open Doors

Pericope:  Acts 3:1-10
Sermon Text: Acts 3: 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. 6 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!”
Sermon Title: Open Doors
Point 1: Looked straight at him.  The first thing Peter and John did was look at the crippled man.  Vs 4 ...and Peter directed his gaze [look] at him as did John…
Point 2:  Look at us so we can level the playing field. Vs 4 …look at us…
Point 3:  Give them our Lord. Vs 6 …I have no silver and gold, but what I have I give to you in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk…
Peter and John responded to the man's request for money with someone far more valuable. But before we discuss that look at the expectation of the crippled man at the door.
Vs 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.
Point 4: Lend a helping hand  Vs 7 ...and he took him by the right hand and helped him up…
Vs 7 And immediately his feet and ankles were made whole.
Transition:  Notice what happens after all of that takes place.
Point 5: Leaps for Joy Vs 8 And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.
Vs 9 ...and all the people saw him walking and praising GodRecognized him as the one who sat at the door Beautiful Gate…
Point 6: Leave the sanctuary. Vs 11 - While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon's.
Life Application:
1.  Look for people at the door
2.  Share your story and Jesus
3.    Take LifeChanger cards and give them out this week

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