Summary: The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearer to affirm to others that Peter's sermon encourages us all to move spiritually forward from the Resurrection.
U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris, Jr.
West Fort Hood Community Chapel
Resurrection Sunday Worship Service
4 April 2010
Big Idea: Peter’s sermon encourages us not to get caught-up in issues of the past, but to move spiritually forward from the Resurrection.
Scriptural References: EAI (Expository; Application; Illustration); Leviticus 11 (Clean and Unclean Food indentified to Moses and Aaron) – God used a century old regulation to teach Peter an important spiritual lesson; The Romans killed by hanging people on a tree, while the Jews killed people by “stoning”; Mark Gospel: Translated from Peter’s sermons? Acts 10 (The story of Cornelius – Cdr of an Italian Regiment receiving Christ as Lord); Matthew 28:19-20 NIV (The Great Commission) Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”; Acts 9 (Saul Conversion); Hebrews 11:6 KJV But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.; Acts 10:35 (KJV) But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him; Isaiah 52:7 (ESV) How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”; Nahum 1:15 (NIV) Look, there on the mountains, the feet of one who brings good news, who proclaims peace! Celebrate your festivals, O Judah, and fulfill your vows. No more will the wicked invade you; they will be completely destroyed; Acts 1:8 (NIV) but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”; Matthew 28:19-20 – Great Commision; According to Webster-Collegiate Dictionary: one that gives evidence specifyically : one who testifies in a cause or before a judicial tribunal
I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: Acts 10:34-43 (ESV)
II. READ THE PERICOPE: Acts 10:34-43 (ESV)
III. READ THE TEXT: Acts 10:39-41 NIV (“We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead).
IV. PURPOSE: To motivate the hearers to affirm to others that Peter’s sermon encourages us all to move spiritually forward from the Resurrection.
V. SERMONIC THEME: “He is Risen”
(“A Moment of Silence” in honor of Sergeant First Class Griffin whose wife, this past Thursday, killed both his boys – ages 7 and 9 – then killed herself) … PAUSE...