Lessons for Witnessing
Lessons for Witnessing, 3:1-11
By placing a lifelong crippled beggar at the temple gate, begging for help, He demonstrates the two essential principles for witnessing, and the promised results.
I. Jesus works through His disciples (v.1-5) – How he worked through Peter and John.
A. Those who are faithful in prayer (v.1)
B. Those who see the desperate need of people (v.2-3)
C. Those who fasten their eyes upon the need of people (v.4)
D. Those who reach out to meet the need (v.5)
The second principle is a statement of fact…
II. Jesus is alive: His presence and power are still active upon earth (v.6-8) His presence and power..
A. Are not found in silver and gold (v.6a)
B. Are in Jesus' name (v.6b)See: DS2
C. Are still at work, working miracles and meeting the needs of people (v.7-8)
Illustration: The cripple was healed (v.7); The cripple was changed—his whole being, attitude, and life (v.8)