October 14, 2019: SOAP #3602:  Nehemiah 11-12; Psalm 1; Acts 3 Scripture:  Acts (NIV) 3:2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped […]

October 14, 2019: SOAP #3602:  Nehemiah 11-12; Psalm 1; Acts 3

Scripture:  Acts (NIV) 3:2 Now a man crippled from birthwas being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put everyday to beg from those going into the temple courts.
7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feetand ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then hewent with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him asthe same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, andthey were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
16 [From Peter's message to the crowd] By faith in the name of Jesus, this manwhom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith thatcomes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you canall see.

Observation:    God makes changes in people's lives that are seeable.   When the Spirit of God interacts with human flesh and blood, some things are going to change"and the change will be easily seen.

Application:   Somechanges will be temporary and seen in my reaction to what God is doing.  It may be a shout, or a burst of joy.  It may be weeping. 

Other changes will be lifelong.  Changesin how I see things.  Changes in myattitude.  Changes in how I talk.  Changes in habits.  Changes in health.  Changes in finances

Prayer:   HeavenlyFather, for a God who never changes, you sure bring a lot of change to ourlives, and I am so glad you do!  Everychange you make is me is for my good. Keep changing me to be like Jesus. Amen

Pastor Leon
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