Acts 6:5, Acts 6:8-14
1.) The Evidence of History = Vs.1-8
They had failed to learn the lessons of history that would lead them to faith in God’s Christ, Jesus their Messiah.
Man-made tradition became their religion.
Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 15:7-9
Have we failed to see not only WHAT God did but WHY He did it?
God has provided a record of His work in history; do you believe it?
2.) The Evidence of His Word = Vs.9-36
Exodus 3:7-10, Exodus 20:1-17
The entire OT provides us with example after example of salvation by grace through faith.
Why do YOU think the stories of the Old Testament are there?
Do you believe all that God’s Word has said?
3.) The Evidence of Examples = Vs.37-43
The OT provides us with Book after Book of practical examples of the blessings of faith in God and the consequences of unbelief.
Israel became an example for us of our human tendency to worship anything and everything that ISN’T God.
1Corinthains 10:1-11, Romans 1:18-25
They gave up on worshipping God and ended up worshipping their religion.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”.
4.) Internal Evidence = Vs.44-50
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV)
God placed the knowledge of eternity in our hearts.
Genesis 17:9-14, Romans 2:28-29, Matthew 12:3-6
YOUR heart would become HIS Temple when you are born again.
The building is not important, but your heart is.
God has provided every human with internal evidence of His reality.
Do we believe the evidence God has placed in our hearts?
5.) Sufficient Evidence = Vs.51-60
Nobody likes to be told they’re wrong.
There are consequences to our faith, but there are consequences to unbelief.
Perhaps you’ve said that God has not given you enough “evidence”, but God says He has.
God has supplied us with the witness of His Word, His Son, and His creation.
John 1:18 (NIV), Romans 1:20