Sermon #49–“Then, Now, & Forever: Better Than Gold”
THEN, NOW, & FOREVER: BETTER THAN GOLD
A Sermon from Acts 3:1-10
A human being simply cannot grasp a live electrical wire and remain unaffected by the encounter. That is the simple nature of things. A significant electric current passing through the human body will be an experience that the person cannot ignore. So, also, an encounter with the living God will have an effect on a person. That’s what we see in this event described by Luke here at the beginning of the third chapter of Acts. I wonder if the man healed by Peter didn’t perhaps feel something like an electric current when Peter took him by the hand and raised him up on his heretofore non-working feet. Who know? Luke doesn’t give us that bit of information.
What Luke does give us is a description of the man’s reaction when he realized that God had done a miracle of healing on his feet and ankles. That description shows us a man whose world has been rocked off its foundations by an encounter with the living God of heaven and earth.
Discipleship and heart worship are the natural outgrowth of a living encounter with the redeeming power of God.
Then listen to: “Then, Now, & Forever: Better Than God”
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