Summary: Peter needed to clear aaway all things that distracted his view of Christ. When we put Christ First there are countless blessings that will come.

First Baptist Church

545 South Main Street

Jellico, Tennessee. 37762

Bro. Michael Blankenship

May 14, 2001

"Peter put all of them outside, and then he knelt down andprayed. He turned to the body and said, ’Tabitha, get up.’

Then she opened her eyes, and seeing Peter, she sat up."

1. Peter removes the interference, we like wise must remove interference from our lives.

a. Some would doubt God’s ability to use Peter.

b. Some would distract Peter from keeping his eyes upon Christ.

c. Some would mock and seek to syphon the glorification of Christ through theis miracle.

2. Prayer is Essential in all facets of ministry

a. Kneeling down allows us to have proper perspective of our servanthood to the Savior. It is not my comfort, but His coranation, and crown that I seek.

b. Prayer helps us to confirm our commitment to a loving Savior.

C. Prayer allows us to hear the directive of our Lord.

3.The dead in sins and tresspasses when we seek them will open their eyes and see us as we truely appear.a. Saved and shining in a dry and desalate land

b. Servants who bring the truth, instead of chefs who make the meal.

c. Shinning because the light of Jesus cannot be contained in our bodies which are merely jars of clay. Shine Jesus Shine!

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