1/25/15 – Bearing Witness

Bearing Witness

John Stange

Acts 10:34-43

I. Open your mouth (v. 34-37)

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 – And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you
the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. 2 For I decided to know nothing among you
except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 3 And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much
trembling, 4 and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in
demonstration of the Spirit and of power, 5 so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of
men but in the power of God.

II. What has God chosen you for? (v. 38-41)

Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which
God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

III. The unrealized power of testimony (v. 42-43)

Luke 7:44-48 – Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I
entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears
and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not
ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet
with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved
much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are
forgiven.”