Saturday, May 22, 2010

Witnessing – What Do I Talk About?

  • Peter’s point: God has finally fulfilled the prophecy of Joel, pouring out His Spirit among us (vv.16-18). 2 Peter 3:3-4; 1 Corinthians 12:13
  • Peter’s Point: God will judge the human race (vv. 19-20). Revelation 6:12-17
  • Peter’s Point: God still can save you from His judgment if you turn to Him (v. 21).
  • Peter’s Point: The Lord (spoken of in vs. 21), Whom you can call on to be saved, is Jesus of Nazareth Whom God has declared is the Lord and the Christ (v. 36).
      • The term “Lord” means master. But in the NT it was also used to mean deity. Philippians 2:9-11
      • The term “Christ” is the Greek translation of the Hebrew term “Messiah” which means “God’s anointed one.” Matthew 3:17; Matthew 17:5
    • What to talk about: Salvation is through Jesus Christ Acts 4:12
  • Peter’s Point – The miracles Jesus performed are an authentication from God that He is the Messiah and Lord (v. 22). John 3:2; Luke 7:22; Isaiah 35:3-6
    • What to talk about: Jesus has complete authority over demons and nature and life, so He must be the Lord.
      • Mark 5 – Jesus heals a demon-possessed man.
      • John 6 – Jesus walks on water.
      • John 9 – Jesus heals a man born blind.
      • John 11 – Jesus raises Lazarus from the grave.
  • Peter’s Point: The death of Jesus was part of God’s plan for the Lord all along (v. 23). Isaiah 53:10
  • Peter’s Point: God raised Jesus from the dead proving that Jesus is the Lord and Messiah (vv. 24-36). Romans 1:4

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