Sunday 28 October, 2012

I remember my Dad once told me “People often need a crisis before the realise they need Jesus.”  The crowd that Peter was talking to in this passage had a crisis.  They had cialis cheapest crucified God’s Messiah, Jesus!  Their response was “what shall we do?”

This passage really highlights “end-game” evangelism.  “End-game” is a term used in American Football to describe the completion of the game.  This passage illustrates finishing well, helping people become Christians, true believers.

So often if someone comes to me and they are in a crisis or even newly aware of their sin and they ask me “what should I do?” I say….”um….arr….I’m not sure….”

Peter didn’t have that problem.  Inspired by the Holy Spirit he didn’t waste a second.  He said to those in crisis…

“Repent, be baptised, receive the Holy Spirit!”

Even after Peter had said this he kept pleading with them to turn to Jesus and warning them.  The result was 3000 people who were in crisis decided to follow Jesus that day.  Peter had a great “end-game”.  For the sake of those around me, so must I.

Lord, please help me to strengthen my convictions.  Please infuse my words with the Holy Spirit’s power and help me always be ready to share all of  the gospel.  For all those who are struggling with a crisis that I cross paths with – help me to turn them to You.  With You, they will receive forgiveness and salvation.

Written by Boudy van Noppen

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