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Never Ending Story - Jesus is the Difference

Never Ending Story  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  45:37
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Opportunities and Offenses

Acts 4:1-4
Healing brought greater opportunity
Message offended - Sadducee’s - no resurrection
By What Power?
vs 7 - where’s your authority,
in whose name do you rely
Zech 4:6
Zechariah 4:6 ESV
Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.
By What Power?
Holy Spirit gives power and words
Pointed back to Jesus
Jesus promised them the help
Luke 12
Luke 12:11–12 ESV
And when they bring you before the synagogues and the rulers and the authorities, do not be anxious about how you should defend yourself or what you should say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
Jesus is the Difference
Before - ran away, Now - boldness
Uneducated - no special training
Common - no pedigree
Obvious they had been with Jesus
Dangerous Choices
Didn’t know what o do with them
Man was healed - told them to speak no more
vs 19-20
Can’t keep silent - even if the law tells me so
Unashamed and Undaunted
They rejoiced in the trouble
Acts 4:29 ESV
And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness,
Romans 1:16 ESV
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
"God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him." — Hudson Taylor,
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