Friday, June 9, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Use Every Opportunity To Serve God

Friday June 9

Bible Reading:     Acts 3: 11 - 26
Topic:         Use Every Opportunity To Serve God

Today's reading is a continuation of yesterday's text about the healing of the crippled man by Peter and John on their way to worship in Jerusalem's Temple.

Those who gathered in amazement had looked intently at them as if Peter and John had done it by their own power.

Peter quickly seized the opportunity to correct the wrong impression and redirected the people's attention to the right Person Jesus Christ in Whose Name, Power and  Authority the lame man was healed.

Peter didn't take the glory that was God's and God will never share His Glory with anyone.

When we take God's Glory, we run the grave danger of the punishment like Herod's after his great and arrogant speech (Acts 12: 22 - 23)

Peter used the healing of the lame man as an opportunity to preach the Gospel to all in Solomon's Porch that day.

In the past, Peter who was so timid and afraid of men would have run away, but, he didn't this time. Instead he addressed the audience. "Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this?" Peter and John pointed the miracle of the healing of the crippled man to the resurrected, ascended and glorified Christ" Having brought them face to face with their sins and wickedness through his preaching, Peter called them unto repentance and faith in Christ Jesus.

The greatest miracle in life is repentance from sin.

Have you yet surrendered your life to Christ?

Lord help me like Peter and John not to lose any opportunity to do service for God's Kingdom, Amen.

Memory Verse             Acts 3: 19
"Repent ye therefore, and be converted that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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