January 6, 2019

We Cannot But Speak

Preacher:
Passage: Acts 4:1-22

Unafraid Witness is one of our Four Pillars here at Harvest, one of the things that we, as a church, have committed to living out in the world around us. It comes directly out of the Great Commission, a call given by Jesus to his followers to, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19). This message from Acts 4:1-22 takes an in-depth look at an event in the lives of Peter and John. These men had walked with Jesus, seen his power, watched him work miracles, wept as he was crucified, rejoiced when he rose again, and lived to obey his call to share the good news of who he was and what he had done. They saw the necessity of what they had been called to do, and even in the face of persecution they continued to boldly proclaim the gospel, unafraid of what might result. People need the good news of Jesus, and we who have seen him work in our lives, heard his words, and responded in faith should have the same perspective Peter and John had: “For we cannot but speak of what we’ve seen and heard” (Acts 4:20).

Sermon Notes

We Cannot But Speak
Jordan Coros
Acts 4:1-22
January 6, 2019

To boldly proclaim the gospel means...

1. I challenge the status quo in people’s lives (v. 1–4)

2. I keep Jesus front and centre (v. 5–12)

3. I refuse to make any excuses (v. 13–20)

4. I recognize that God does the work (v. 21–22)