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How come the times of refreshing?

A. Times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Ac.3:19

1. Not overturn Roman Empire to build a kingdom on earth! Jn.18:36

2. It is for the Lord’s sake submits to every governing ordinance to build the kingdom of God!

B. This is how! Acts 3:1-19

1. Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer-- at three in the afternoon. Ac.3:1

2. Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful,

    where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. Ac.3:2

3. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Ac.3:3

4. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said: Look at us! Ac.3:4

5. So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. Ac.3:5

6. Then Peter said: Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you.

    In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. Ac.3:6

7. Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong.3:7

8. He jumped to his feet and began to walk.

    Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. Ac.3:8

9. When all the people saw him walking and praising God. Ac.3:9

10. They recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful,

    and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him. Ac.3:10

11. While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them

    in the place called Solomon's Colonnade. Ac.3:11

12. When Peter saw this, he said to them: Men of Israel, why does this surprise you?

    Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? Ac.3:12

13. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.

    You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go.

14. You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. Ac.3:14

15. You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.  We are witnesses of this. Ac.3:15

16. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong.

    It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him,

    as you can all see. Ac.3:16

17. Now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. Ac.3:17

18. But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets,

    saying that his Christ would suffer. Ac.18

19. Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,

    that times of refreshing may come from the Lord. Ac.3:19

C. Not overturn Roman Empire to build the kingdom of God! Ac.1:6

1. Peter tried to use the sword! Matt.26:50-53

2. Then the men stepped forward, seized Jesus and arrested him. Matt.26:50

3. With that, Peter drew the sword struck the servant of the high priest, cutting off his ear. Matt.26:51

4. Jesus said to him:

    Put your sword back in its place for all who draw the sword will die by the sword. Matt.26:52

5. Do you think I cannot call on my Father,

    and he will at once put at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? Matt.26:52

6. God gave Roman Empire the power to rule! Jn.19:10-11

7. This is the way--> As you go, preach this message: The kingdom of heaven is near. Matt.10:7

8. This is the way--> But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God,

    and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women. Ac.8:12

D. Not work against rulers but pray for them! 1Tim.2:1-2

1. I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--

    for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

2. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 

    who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. 1Tim.2:3-4

3. When the above happened we all may have times of refreshing from the presence of the Lord!

4. Apostle Peter repeated it this way! 1 Peter 2:13-17

    Submit to every human ordinance for the Lord sake. ….

May the Lord bless you and keep you always!  Preach this June 23, 2019.



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