April 25, 2021 / Acts 2:42-47
Series: “Stirred” part 3
Sunday, April 25, 2021
1. When you encounter the Risen Christ, you will be stirred! Allow the stirring to fuel your DEVOTION to Christ! – Vs. 42
Acts 2: 42-47—They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer. 43 Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and signs were being performed through the apostles. 44 Now all the believers were together and held all things in common. 45 They sold their possessions and property and distributed the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple, and broke bread from house to house. They ate their food with joyful and sincere hearts, 47 praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. Every day the Lord added to their number[a] those who were being saved.
Devotion = STRONG LOVE or LOYALTY— COMPLETELY LOYAL
Missionary Hudson Taylor once said: “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies!”
2. Devotion to God always inspires LOVE for PEOPLE– vs. 44-45
John 13: 34-35— Jesus said, “Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
1 John 4: 19— We love because he first loved us.
3. Devotion to God insists on CONSISTENCY! – Vs. 46
“…they devoted themselves…” – Homothumadon = IN UNISON – HARMONY – SYMPHONY
4. Your devotion invites God to do the MARVELOUS and the MIRACULOUS. – Vs. 43.
The Big Take-Away:
Joyful, sincere, devoted followers of Jesus are CONTAGIOUS. – Vs. 47
Are you ready to accept Jesus today?
Just pray a prayer like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner, and I ask for Your forgiveness. I believe You died for my sins and rose from the dead. I turn from my sins and invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as my Lord and Savior. In Your Name. Amen
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