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2019-07-28 A Divine Appointment / A Divine Setup

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Acts 2:39–47 (NASB95) 39 “For athe promise is for you and your children and for all who are bfar off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 40 And with many other words he solemnly atestified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “1Be saved from this bperverse generation!” 41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand 1asouls. 42 They were acontinually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to bthe breaking of bread and 1ato prayer. 43 1Everyone kept feeling a sense of awe; and many awonders and 2signs were taking place through the apostles. 44 And all those who had believed 1were together and ahad all things in common; 45 and they abegan selling their property and possessions and were sharing them with all, as anyone might have need. 46 aDay by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and bbreaking bread 1from house to house, they were taking their 2meals together with gladness and 3sincerity of heart, 47 praising God and ahaving favor with all the people. And the Lord bwas adding 1to their number day by day cthose who were being saved.1 Acts 3:1–16 (NASB95) Healing the Lame Beggar 1 Now aPeter and John were going up to the temple at the 1ninth hour, bthe hour of prayer. 2 And aa man who had been lame from his mother’s womb was being carried along, whom they bused to set down every day at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, cin order to beg 1alms of those who were entering the temple. 3 When he saw aPeter and John about to go into the temple, he began asking to receive alms. 4 But Peter, along with John, afixed his gaze on him and said, “Look at us!” 5 And he began to give them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: aIn the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene—walk!” 7 And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened. 8 1aWith a leap he stood upright and began to walk; and he entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. 9 And aall the people saw him walking and praising God; 10 and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to asit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Peter’s Second Sermon 11 While he was clinging to aPeter and John, all the people ran together to them at the so-called 1bportico of Solomon, full of amazement. 12 But when Peter saw this, he replied to the people, “Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this, or why do you gaze at us, as if by our own power or piety we had made him walk? 13 “aThe God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, bthe God of our fathers, has glorified His 1cservant Jesus, the one whom dyou delivered and disowned in the presence of ePilate, when he had fdecided to release Him. 14 “But you disowned athe Holy and Righteous One and basked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 but put to death the 1aPrince of life, the one whom bGod raised from the dead, a fact to which we are cwitnesses. 16 “And on the basis of faith ain His name, it is 1the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.2 Ephesians 2:10 (NASB95) 10 For we are His workmanship, acreated in bChrist Jesus for cgood works, which God dprepared beforehand so that we would ewalk in them.3 James 4:2 (NASB95) 2 You lust and do not have; so you acommit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.4 Isaiah 35:6 (NASB95) 6 Then the alame will leap like a deer, And the btongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the cwilderness And streams in the 1Arabah.1 1 New American Standard Bible: 1995 update. (1995). (Is 35:6). La Habra, CA: The Lockman Foundation. Isaiah 35:6 (NASB95) 6 Then the alame will leap like a deer, And the btongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the cwilderness And streams in the 1Arabah.5
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