1.) Understanding Success = Vs.1-4
You can’t stand up for the Lord without satan trying to bring you down.
Miracles are valuable not so much for what they are as for what they indicate of the grace and power of the Lord.
The religious experts were distracted by the miracle and failed to see the One Who performed it.
Luke 19:10, Matthew 20:28
2.) The Confidence of Clarity = Vs.5-12
If we let God use miracles in our lives, we must be prepared to give an answer.
It’s not a sin to have doubts, but if Scripture clears up those doubts, then you can move forward in confidence.
Jesus saved me; He can save you too.
3.) Results of Discipleship = Vs.13-17
Exodus 4:10, Jeremiah 1:6, 1Timothy 4:12
ANYBODY can stand up and preach the Gospel! Don’t let your excuses stop you from being used by the Lord.
Nothing can replace time spent with Jesus.
Young or old, male or female, Jesus can and will transform your life so that you can be a miracle for Him.
Acts 6:3-4, 2Timothy 2:2
4.) You Can’t Stop This Train = Vs.18-22
For all the upheaval we are experiencing in our country at this time, no one has commanded us to stop preaching and teaching.
The disciples saw the command to stop as the confirmation to GO!
Acts 14:19-20, 1Corinthians 9:16, 2Corinthains 5:14-15
I wonder, have we lost confidence in the message?
Mark 13:11, John 16:8, 1Corinthians 12:3
If we use leading people to Christ for salvation as a metric, how successful are we?
While our abilities or education may be limited, God’s willingness to use us is not.
The Kingdom of God is a train that cannot be stopped, and He guarantees its success when we deliver His message His way.