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When I Get a Hand-up Instead of a Handout

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When I get a hand-up instead of a handout

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1  One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3  When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4  Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!" 5  So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6  Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." 7  Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. 8  He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God.

Intro:

Intro:

Intro:

In the verses prior to this we see in verse 42 of chp. 2

In these days and times that we live in, we have minimized our worship and service to God from days to hours. From Sunday to Sunday there is a total of 168 hrs, we have become so self righteous, self centered and consumed with the cares of this world that out of the 168 hrs we only give God corporeally at best 7 hrs. and privately 10. This means 151 hrs or 6 days and 6 hrs to do me. This would explains why where having so many problems in the Body of Christ today.

a. After accepting Christ as there Lord and Savior they continued in Apostles teaching about

1. worship

2. leadership

3. fellowship

4. membership

By doing this they learned :

a. how to break bread together that includes “The Lords Supper”

b. pray together

c. see the wonders and signs done by them through Christ

d. gave to one another according to there needs with joy and a sincerity heart

e. praising God, having favor with the people, and the Lord adding to the church those being saved

f. this was accomplished by coming together everyday faithfully.

In these days we have minimized our worship and service to God from days to hours. From Sunday to Sunday there is a total of 168 hrs, we have become so self righteous, self centered and consumed with the cares of this world that out of the 168 hrs we only give God corporeally at best 7 hrs. and privately 10. This means 151 hrs or 6 days and 6 hrs to do me. This would explains why where having so many problems in the Body of Christ today.

In these days we have minimized our worship and service to God from days to hours. From Sunday to Sunday there is a total of 168 hrs, we have become so self righteous, self centered and consumed with the cares of this world that out of the 168 hrs we only give God corporeally at best 7 hrs. and privately 10. This means 151 hrs or 6 days and 6 hrs to do me. This would explains why where having so many problems in the Body of Christ today.

a. unfulfilling worship

b. failed leadership

c. unfaithful membership

d. bios fellowship

e. the pride of Pastors and Preachers by way of church ownership ( this is my church I started it )

When we get back to the basic of Christian worship, fellowship, stewardship and student-ship our hours will turn back to days and the Glory of God through Christ Jesus, in the unity of His Spirit in us, makes for a

a. better government

b. better schools

c. better police officers

d. better work environment

e. better homes

f. better husbands, fathers, wives, mothers, sons, daughters, family and friends.

Jesus said to Samaritan at the well in ; But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

When I get a hand-up instead of a handout

A. One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon. 1. they where doing there daily routine going to the temple for worship in the afternoon

(NIV) 1.  One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon.

A. One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer--at three in the afternoon. 1. they where doing there daily routine going to the temple for worship in the afternoon

a. now that they where disicples of Christ (Christian) they took this opportunity to convert other from Judaism to Christianity.

b. they had morning and evening service at the temple everyday.

2. they learned how to give thanks for the day that had passed and the day that was coming to an end.

B.The lame man and his Conduction:

B. And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

2. the lame man and his Conduction:

1. His Conduction:

a. lame from birth

b. had to be carried everyday of his life to the temple and back

c. tells me that he was over 40 years old

c.

2. His Position:

2. The lame man and his Position:

a. placed at the gate called beautiful to beg from those going in to worship

b. this gate gave access to the inter court yard for the Jewish women

c. this gate was the only entrance to enter from the east-side into the temple by climbing 12 steps

d. this made him a experienced seer, beggar, and attention getter.

When I get a hand-up instead of a handout

C. Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. 3. His Attention:

a. him seeing them; it was a look of experience; I see you but I see other coming in to; this my lively hood if I focus on yall I might miss something or someone. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

a. him seeing them; it was a look of experience; I see you but I see other coming in to; this my lively hood if I focus on y'all I might miss something or someone.

a. him seeing them; it was a look of experience; I see you but I see other coming in to; this my lively hood if I focus on yall I might miss something or someone. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

b. there look on him was a look to give so they commanded him to look in order to receive.

b. there look on him was a look to give so they commanded him to look in order to receive

c. He then stop seeing them and began to look at them with his undivided attention expecting to receive something.

3. His Attention: a.

1. can you hear Peter saying to this lame man:

I don't have silver or gold, I don't have any material goods, I don't have food or clothes because this are not the things that the presence and power of Jesus rest in

d. Peter then said But such as I have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

D. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.8  And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

His Transition:

a. He was given a hand-up and his feet and ankles bones for the first time had strength

b. watch the progression of his transition; he leaped and walked then walking, leaping, and praising God.

When I get a hand up instead of a handout

Conclusion:

First his Conduction:

the text read in verse one;

When you get a handup instead of a handout

a. I’ll know it was nobody but God

b. I can say I was lost but now I’m found

c. Jesus takes me out of my pity and teaches me my purpose

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