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Acts 4:23-31 - Beating Spiritual Blindness

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Acts 4:23-31 'Beating Spiritual Blindness' LMCC 2017/09/03
Questions for the Young

Q1. Some people are spiritually…

ALIVE DEAD STUCK UNSAVED

Q2. Who are these characters?

ISAAC NEWTON WILLIAM LANE CRAIG

RICHARD DAWKINS THERESA MAY

Q3. Who did not believe in the resurrection of the dead?

PHARISEES SADDUCEES LIBERALS ESSENES JEWS

Q4. Who were ‘in denial’ about something?

SADDUCEES WINSTON CHURCHILL NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN

Q5. When we pray, we must base our praying upon…

BIBLE RUMOURS PROBLEMS TRUTH GUESSES

Q6. God being ‘sovereign’ means that he is in charge of…

GOOD THINGS BAD THINGS ALL THINGS

Q7. Having been very bold, the Christians in Acts 4 then ask God for…

PEACE FORGIVENESS BOLDNESS POWER HOPE

Q8. Think of some-one whom you would love to come to know Jesus.

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Acts 4:23-31 Pg 1096 'Beating Spiritual Blindness'
Sermon Outline

I. THE PROBLEM: SADDUCEES IN DENIAL vv.1-22

II. THE SOLUTION: PRAYER TO THE SOVEREIGN GOD vv.23-30

Psalm 2:4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.

III. THE RESULTS: BOLDNESS AND POWER vv.12,19,29-33

CONCLUSION

Spiritual blindness can be overcome by our sovereign God, through prayer.

Passages:Acts 4:23-31
Date:September 3, 2017
Series & Preacher:The Acts of Jesus, David Legg (Sunday Morning)
Tags:Blindness, Craig, Dawkins, Lane, Spiritual
Earlier: Same day: Later:
« Acts 4:1-22 - Opposing God?! Matthew 28:16-20 - Be a Confident Disciple-making Disciple with Jesus' Authority! Acts 4:32-27 - Sharing »

Acts 4:23-31

23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant, said by the Holy Spirit,

“‘Why did the Gentiles rage,
and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers were gathered together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed’—

27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. (ESV)

 

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