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Sermons on Acts

Response to Resurrection: Perform Miracles

Friends, my point is this.  The Spirit has set each of you apart for ministry, and the Spirit has equipped you with a gift to perform what others will see as miracles to aid you in the fulfillment of that ministry.  You might be wondering whether or not YOU are included in this statement, whether you have been called and equipped. The answer is YES!!!! And when you respond to Jesus’ resurrection by doing the work for which the Spirit calls you, the Spirit WILL perform miracles through you.  There’s no doubt about it in my mind.

Full of Grace and Power

Y’all, the risen Christ stands before you this Easter season offering grace and power, wonders and signs. These things may come with a cost because what it takes to achieve them is NOT what those who live in the kingdom of this world want, but the risen Christ stands before you, offering them. It’s up to YOU, it’s up to US, whether we’ll take what Christ offers or what someone else offers.

The Importance of a Converted Community

Because, here’s the thing, if we’re not living as a converted community, as a community converted in this trinity of relationships by our encounter with God through Christ and the Holy Spirit, what do we have to offer people that they can’t get anywhere else in our society? What would compel them to become a part of what God is doing here? Alternatively, if and WHEN we are living as a converted community, God’s Spirit will work through is to bring in a harvest beyond our wildest imagination.

The Paul Problem

So my message to you today is this: don’t get caught up in thinking you’ve got to have some amazing conversion story in order to have something to tell. All you need is an awareness that Jesus makes a difference in your life, that God makes a difference in your life, that Church makes a difference in your life.

What Does This Mean?

A little less than 2,000 years ago, something amazing, something world changing happened. God made a decision to put the power to change the world in the hands of Jesus’ followers. God made a decision to put the power to change the world and achieve God’s great desires for the world into the hands of US. That’s “what this means.” What are we going to do about it?

How to Share the Gospel

Y’all, this FAITH thing, it MATTERS to you…or you wouldn’t be doing it. This love of God thing, it TOUCHES you somehow in a way that nothing else in the world can. If it didn’t, you simply wouldn’t be here. And I have a hard time believing that you wouldn’t want the same thing for other people. Because you follow a man who loved everyone. Because you worship a God who loves everyone. And you’ve received from God a desire for the best for others, as well.