Yak Pak Weekend of April 30th/May 1st

Posted: April 28, 2016 in Uncategorized
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New Believers

Our hope is for our kids to know that: The message of the gospel is effective to save and change sinful hearts  

17 So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!
(2 Corinthians 5:17)

Read:
(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 2:42 – 47) The disciples were now filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. Christ had told them to make disciples of all nations after they received the gift of the Holy Spirit, so now that time has come. Jesus told the disciples that they would do greater things than Him, and we witness this at the day of Pentecost. We see that 3000 people responded to Peter’s message and were saved. Peter was filled with the spirit and we see the awesome results. This response to the gospel message began the local church. We see that they all began to fellowship together and share everything they had with each other so that no one was in need. People began to see this and join them daily.

The Jesus Connection:
The behavior of the very first converts in the book of Acts shows us the fruit of the gospel through the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives. These people were transformed from being mockers of Christ. In fact, some of them were probably in the crowd who had demanded that Jesus be crucified. Yet now, we see them selling their possessions to share with other Christians who had need. Peter, affected by this first dramatic gospel transformation, went on to exhort all new believers to reject their sinful past and live holy, upright lives (see 1 Peter 1:14–15).
The gospel takes someone’s worldly self-focus and turns their heart heavenward. The first converts went from hating Jesus to loving him. They served others and worshiped God through Christ. Only the Spirit of God can change hearts this way. The gospel continued to transform lives as more new converts were added each day.

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