Grand Parkway Baptist Church

How To Talk About Jesus

April 16, 2023 Grand Parkway Baptist Church
Grand Parkway Baptist Church
How To Talk About Jesus
Show Notes

Apr 16, 2023

Acts 2:22-41
How To Talk About Jesus

1. Engagingly, v. 22-24

“attested”- to demonstrate or prove

“…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, to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place.”
                       -Acts 4:27-28

2. Historically, v. 25-35

“Now these things took place as examples for us, that we might not desire evil as they did. Do not be idolaters as some of them were; as it is written, “The people sat down to eat and drink and rose up to play.” We must not indulge in sexual immorality as some of them did, and twenty-three thousand fell in a single day. We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer. Now these things happened to them as an example, but they were written down for our instruction, on whom the end of the ages has come. Therefore let anyone who thinks that he stands take heed lest he fall. No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.”
                      -I Corinthians 10:6-13

3. Accessibly, v. 36-41

”Let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

                  -Acts 2:36

a) Jesus is the Christ- the Messiah, the promised one (true of him)
b) Jesus is Lord- he has all authority over all of my life (true of me)

“Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?”
          -Luke 6:46

Two things you need to grasp from this verse.

a) “for the forgiveness of your sins”- deals with your past
b) “receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”- provision for the future 

“For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
                  -Acts 2:39

Mental worship…

If God was going to prove Jesus to the world, what do you think He should do?
What do you wish you understood more about the history of the Christian faith?
What are some areas of your life that get out from under the lordship of Christ most often?
If someone asked you what they should do in order to be right with God, what would you tell them?
What is one thing you heard this morning that you want to remember for a long time?