A Breath of Fresh Air

Sunday, April 12, 2015
Pastor Jon Brohn
Sermon Text: 

Acts 3:13–20 (NIV)
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. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 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 completely healed him, as you can all see. 17 “Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. 18 But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer. 19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, 20 and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.

My dear friends in Christ,
Up to this point, it had been a normal day in Jerusalem. People went about their business, just as they always did. They took their shopping lists to the market and purchased whatever they needed for the day’s meals. They went to work, whether it was in one of the shops, or outside the city walls. They took their children to school. They had their conversations, and did their chores.

Lesson 12--Love the Lord Your God

God wants to be first in our lives. He made us and has given us everything good we have. In love, he even gave his only Son, Jesus Christ, to buy us back from our sins. When we pause and think of God's goodness, we are filled with awe and amazement and can only say, "What a wonderful, gracious God we have!"

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