Overview: God Only Gives His Holy Spirit To Those Who Obey Jesus Christ / Acts 5:25-32
In our sermon today, we read of how the religious leaders go after the apostles and arrest them and put them on trial again, because they are preaching Jesus Christ, same as they did in Acts chapter 4. And in their trial the religious leaders verbally attack them for preaching Jesus, and telling others that they were the ones that were actually were responsible for killing Jesus, and of course they are not happy about that.
So, the apostles respond by telling the religious leaders some pretty powerful things about Christ, like where His location is in Heaven, what He has become for being faithful to do what God called Him to do, and how He is now able to give repentance and forgiveness to Israel for their sins. And it’s within the last thing that the apostles tell the religious leaders about God and whom He gives His Holy Spirit to, that we spend most of our sermon. The Apostles tell them that, "we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him." The Apostles tell them that God only gives His Holy Spirit to those whom OBEY Jesus Christ. That sure does sound like works, doesn't it?
Many people see sections like this, in that way, but is that what the apostles are saying? Doesn’t the Bible say that salvation comes by God''s grace, through our faith? Absolutely!!! So which is it? Does salvation come by the work of OBEYING Jesus Christ, or does it come by God's grace through our faith? Well, by God's leading, I discuss these things in depth in this message.
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