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Summary: A call for ordinary people to get involved in our world, doing what Jesus wants us to do, using Him as example.

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Walking in the Masters footsteps!

I’m going to talk to you today about Walking in the Masters footsteps!

First of all: the master that I’m talking about is Jesus Christ

Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of

Peace.

John 17:3 says this is eternal life, that we may know Him, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom He have sent.

John 3:18 "He who believes in Jesus is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

In Mat 16:16 Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God."

The footsteps are the life that He is calling you into….. a Christlike life

Jesus was walking next to the sea one day and saw fishermen

Mat 4:19 Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." They immediately left their nets and followed Him.

He did the same in mat 9:9

As Jesus passed on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And He said to him, "Follow Me." So he arose and followed Him.

And to us here today

Mat 16 :24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.

The words “Follow Me” means: to walk where I walk, to do what I do, to say what I say. We call it a Christ like life.

Truly friend that’s all that matters for me: “Touching Jesus”

“Touching Jesus is all that matters

and your life will never be the same

There is only one way to touch Him

Just believe when you call on His name”

·This song calls us to believe when we call on His name.

·That’s what the Bible is about, to believe when we call on His name.

·This is precisely what peter does in the last part of Acts 9.

·He’s walking in the footsteps of Jesus.

·We have two miracle’s here that are nearly identical of two miracles that Jesus did.

·Peter shows us where the Child of God’s power is.

·I’ll show you the secret here today….

Let’s read

Acts 9: 32 Now it came to pass, as Peter went through all parts of the country, that he also came down to the saints who dwelt in Lydda. 33There he found a certain man named Aeneas, who had been bedridden eight years and was paralysed.

·Here is a man with a problem, He’s not only bedridden but also paralysed.

·His name means laudable which means creditable so he sounds like a good man. (names bare characteristics)

·I want you to think of the people who is living with him in the same house.

·Let me tell you it is as hard for them as it must be for him.

·They can’t just jump out of bed and come to church like you did this morning. They may have to get up two hours earlier than you did today. There are more things to do. I sometimes wonder how some of us might feel if we have to wake up two hours earlier each Sunday to get to church. What will our excuse be? I’m tired, Got back pain, etc.

Let me get to my next question: What would you have done if you were Peter?.


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