Acts Week 3
Welcome to Nambucca Baptist Church for our service this Sunday 18th April 2021. Today we will be celebrating Holy Communion after the message and we encourage you to prepare some juice and a cracker and join with us as we share around the Lord’s table.
Today we reach week 3 in our series on the book of Acts. We have a close look at the man who was born lame who was carried every day of his life to beg at the gate of the temple. I have two issues with this. Firstly why didn’t the priests in the temple minister healing to him, which was his by right under the Old Testament covenant? Secondly, the gates of the temple were ornately plated with silver and gold from top to bottom. Even the doorposts and lintels were covered in gold. Why did this man have to sit under such an extravagant display of wealth, and not one priest in the temple made arrangements for him to be looked after financially, as they were obliged to do again under the Old Testament law? Fortunately, our God is greater than we can possibly imagine and He had something great lined up for him this day. Peter caught the man’s attention “Look at us”, then he commanded the man to get up in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The man was instantly healed as Peter reached out to help him up and he went walking and leaping and praising God for what He had done for him.
The message for us is to increase our expectations of what God can do in our lives. He is a big God and He can handle it.
This is where we would normally take up a collection but as you can see we can’t pass an offering bag around online. We have, however, provided a secure online giving facility for you. You can either use the Tithe.ly app on your smartphone or just click on the green button on the screen. We have been blessed by the way so many of you have managed to continue to give in various ways so that we can continue with the work of the Lord here in our church and beyond our walls.