Summary: The word as we know it is Jesus Christ. At the sound of that name with the power of the Holy Spirit, “there is no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” It is with this statement tha
Intro: The Holy spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He comes to us for Salvation, Sanctification. It is however in the name of the Son that the Holy Spirit works. For Dr Luke in both the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Holy Spirit his heart seems to beat to the drum of missions. At the very center of is the movement of the spirit to increase the word.
The word as we know it is Jesus Christ. At the sound of that name with the power of the Holy Spirit, “there is no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”
It is with this statement that Christianity becomes very exclusive. In our day where people say all roads lead to heaven we learn that we must, or it is necessary to take only one road to God. That is the strait and narrow way of the cross is the only way to salvation. When we hear there is no other name we also ought to cry what must we do??!!
I. People Must see their need (v37)
But are you in very deed reconciled to God yourselves? Reader, are you cured of the awful disease of sin? Are you marked with the blood-red sign of trust in the atoning blood? Do you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ? If not, the Lord have mercy upon you! May you have sense enough to have mercy upon yourself. May the Spirit of God instruct you to that end. Charles Haddon Spurgeon.
A) What shall we do?
1) A child does not know that it needs clothes until it is told by someone that it is naked.
2) So to do we not know we are sinful until someone preaches the Gospel and we recognize our nakedness before God much like Adam and Eve and the Jews that heard Peters Pentecost message.
3) God reveals to us our need for salvation.
a) Not past times or pals
b) not gadgets and games
c) not hobbies and house parties
4) Your greatest need is to realize “What shall we do”
a) Your greatest need is a realationship with God that affects you every day life.
b) You realize your need for a savior when you hear the gospel and like Peters listeners are pierced in the heart
They heard Jesus was crucified, dead, buried and on the third day He rose from the dead, and they were guilty.
1) Katanusso is only appears her in the NT
2) it means to pierce, or stab it thus depicts something sudden and unexpected.
Like a sucker punch to the kidneys so is God’s convicting Spirit
c) John MacArthur
“The hearers were suddenly stunned by their inability to evade the accusation that they were guilty of heinous behavior before God, they were overcome with grief and remorse.
d) What is the greatest need of people in this church, this county, this country?
To know God the Father by way of Jesus Christ and His finished work on the Cross!
B) All other needs spring from What shall we do? Need of a savior
1) How can that be
a) sin entered the world through one man in the garden of Eden because of his disobedience
Adam wanted to be in charge of his own destiny
2) Because of sin man hungers
But Jesus is the bread of life, He stops the hunger panges
3) Because of sin man Thirsts