Preaching From Acts 01-24-20

Good Day everyone. I was browsing through the book of Acts during my private devotional time yesterday because there is so much to be inspired by in that particular book. I’m going to share a little of what happened as people received the word of God. Let it bless you today.

Today’s Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, I stand in the gap for my brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere as I cry out for You to help us not to fall into the habit of casually committing a sin and at the same time thinking that we’ll come to You later for forgiveness. Remind us that sin is not so much an act against Your laws as it is the wrecking of our personal relationship with You. Your heart is grieved, so let ours be too, until we truly repent and turn our lives around. Help us, In Jesus’ holy name I pray. Amen.

Let’s eat.

Results of Gospel Preaching in Acts

They were pricked in heart

Acts 2:37

Peter’s words pierced their hearts, and they said to him and to the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”

Awakening, They were cut to the heart

Acts 7:51-54

You stubborn people! You are heathen at heart and deaf to the truth. Must you forever resist the Holy Spirit? That’s what your ancestors did, and so do you! Name one prophet your ancestors didn’t persecute! They even killed the ones who predicted the coming of the Righteous One—the Messiah whom you betrayed and murdered. You deliberately disobeyed God’s law, even though you received it from the hands of angels.” The Jewish leaders were infuriated by Stephen’s accusation, and they shook their fists at him in rage.

Conviction; Many which heard believed

Acts 4:1-4

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, they were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees. These leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead. They arrested them and, since it was already evening, put them in jail until morning. But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of believers now totaled about 5,000 men, not counting women and children.

Conversion, Hearing, believed and were baptized

Acts 18:1-8

Then Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he became acquainted with a Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, who had recently arrived from Italy with his wife, Priscilla. They had left Italy when Claudius Caesar deported all Jews from Rome. Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was. Each Sabbath found Paul at the synagogue, trying to convince the Jews and Greeks alike. And after Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul spent all his time preaching the word. He testified to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they opposed and insulted him, Paul shook the dust from his clothes and said, “Your blood is upon your own heads—I am innocent. From now on I will go preach to the Gentiles.” Then he left and went to the home of Titius Justus, a Gentile who worshiped God and lived next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the leader of the synagogue, and everyone in his household believed in the Lord. Many others in Corinth also heard Paul, became believers, and were baptized.

Quote of the Day

We are all missionaries…Wherever we go, we either bring people nearer to Christ, or we repel them from Christ.

Eric Liddell





Written by Glenn Sterrett, Founder and CEO of the GCKRS™ Helping Hand Foundation.

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