Sermons on Peter
Sermon text: Acts 4:1-22 After Peter and John healed a crippled man outside the temple in Jerusalem, they were arrested. But the arrest wasn’t because of their merciful action. No, the authorities took them in to custody because of Peter’s sermon immediately following the miracle. Peter dared to preach about Jesus and His resurrection. The authorities couldn’t have Jesus’ followers preaching about the resurrection. But Peter and John would not be silenced. They had a message that needed to get…
We may be abiding by the directives to keep our distance and stay at home, but Satan isn’t. He’s still using whatever and whoever he can to create havoc in this world. But we don’t have to sit idly by and let him disrupt our lives. Peter makes it clear in the focal passage for today that Jesus Christ has and always will have the upper hand.
Peter failed miserably the night before Jesus’ crucifixion. He had denied the Lord three times. There was no time to make amends. Jesus was dead, and the disciples were in total disarray. Then Jesus rose from the dead. And how Jesus dealt with Peter’s failure is an encouragement to us all.
Christians shouldn’t look like everybody else. Our lives should demonstrate Christ, not the world. But as we lead a life that pleases Christ, we demonstrate His love for us and for others.
The end of the sixth chapter of John finds many abandoning Jesus. They liked Him for the miracles and what He could give them physically. What they objected to was His call to surrender. Jesus wanted them to make Him the Lord and Leader of their lives. But Peter and the other disciples had seen too much to leave Jesus. They realized that other options were in actuality no options at all. And when you recognize that Jesus is all…
Matthew’s account of Jesus walking on the water provides valuable lessons to us when we are caught in the storms of life. Pastor Bruce breaks down this passage, encouraging believers to not just survive our trials but to thrive through them.