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Text: Acts 2:1-4
In a New Year’s Eve watch night service on December 31, 1900 a group of 40 Bible school students gathered in Topeka, Kansas to pray for God to fill them with the Holy Spirit as He did in the book of Acts. Dissatisfied with the powerless Christianity they had seen, they had concluded that there was no reason that God would not fill believers today in the same way He had done in the first century.
They were not disappointed; shortly after midnight on January 1, 1901 Agnes Ozman became the first person in the 20th century to be filled with the Holy Spirit and speak in tongues. Today, Pentecostalism has swept the globe and is the largest branch of Protestantism in the world. Why?
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Note: This sermon was updated on 07th February 2011
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A. In the heart of every man and woman there’s a desire for greatness.
B. The dictionary defines the term “greatness” as “of high rank, official position, or social standing. Ex: a great noble.”
B. The world’s criteria for measuring greatness: title, wealth, skills, intellect, achievements etc.
C. Unfortunately this is how some Christians measure greatness.
D. The Bible has a different criteria called “The mind or the attitude of Christ”
E. This is the key to greatness in God’s kingdom.
E. In today’s sermon lets find out more about the Christ like mind.
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- Today people wonder what the real meaning of life is.
- To them life is nothing but a one big Jigsaw puzzle.
- Every piece fits together but still there is a one missing piece.
- Nothing seems to be fitting into that empty space.
- The big picture called life is not complete until he finds the missing piece.
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This message is among the 10 most important messages I have ever preached; yet, I do not recall ever having preached this. I have relegated it to the classroom and lecture hall, but I have never elevated it to the pulpit.
Yet, I believe this truth needs to be trumpeted from the highest housetop, to everyone who will hear. Some here do not actually believe that the Bible is flawless, and that it is God’s revelation of Himself to us.
I challenge you to get this tape and listen to it until it sinks into your spirit. Then, give it to that friend who does not believe the Bible. Today, I want to give you four reasons why I believe the Bible, and a lot of supporting rationale.
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Text: Luke 24:1-8
The Easter is the most important day in the Christian calendar. We celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. As Christians, we take the fact of the resurrection without question.
However, unbelievers sometimes want more explanation before they will believe. 1 Peter 3:15 tells us to “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.”
If you have friends who do not understand your faith, you may want to take notes this morning so you can answer their questions.
1. Why is the resurrection so important, (1 Corinthians 15:1-19)
A. It validates everything Jesus taught
I. He told us He would rise from the dead; if He did not, we would have no reason to believe anything else He told us.
II. Our salvation would be a lie
III. He would not be the Son of God, but an imposter
IV. There would be no eternal life and the grave would be the end for us.
V. It gives us hope for our own resurrection; since Christ is risen, we will also rise from the grave
VI. It is the one thing that sets us apart from ALL other world religions; WE HAVE A LIVING SAVIOR!
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