23 Oct 10/23/16 “NOT BY ‘MY’ MIGHT OR POWER” – Pastor Shane Idleman
Complete Sermon Notes
Not By ‘My’ Might or ‘My’ Power
CONTEXT – Zechariah 4:6 “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel…”
WHAT IS YOUR MOUNTAIN? Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord
A Lame Man Healed – ACTS 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour.
His Power through Unity –
Unity must be fought for – there is a price to pay – the enemy steals our joy
My new motto – “let’s not let the little things divide us.”
2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered the temple;
The Power of Compassion – Why don’t we have compassion?
Because we are not seeking the heart of God – “What will it cost me for God to break my heart? – It will cost you absolutely everything.” – Gerhard DuToit
Self focus must die / Unforgiveness must be crushed / Comfort can no longer …
I remember when the church wept – sex trade, abortion, ISIS – persecution…
WARNING LABEL – Be Careful Church –
“Shane, you disrupted my morning!”
BUT “SHANE” – what can I do? – NOT BY ‘YOUR’ MIGHT…
The man laid by the Beautiful gate for all of his life – it took two Spirit-filled believers
There is NO POWER in dead religion –
3:3 who, seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, asked for alms. 4 And fixing his eyes on him, with John, Peter said, “Look at us.” 5 So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. 6 Then Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
The Power of Intercession
There is no other name that Saves, Heals, or Sets Free
Rise up and walk through your challenge
7 And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. 8 So he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered the temple with them—walking, leaping, and praising God. 9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God. 10 Then they knew that it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful Gate of the temple; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
- If a person praises God for physical healing, how much more should we praise Him for spiritual healing?