March 23, 2008am   I Have Seen The King     Acts 10:34-43

by Ronald E. George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church

Acts 10:34 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts men from every nation who fear him and do what is right. 36 You know the message God sent to the people of Israel, telling the good news of peace through Jesus Christ, who is Lord of all. 37 You know what has happened throughout Judea, beginning in Galilee after the baptism that John preached— 38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him.
39 “We are witnesses of everything he did in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They killed him by hanging him on a tree, 40 but God raised him from the dead on the third day and caused him to be seen. 41 He was not seen by all the people, but by witnesses whom God had already chosen—by us who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. 42 He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. 43 All the prophets testify about him that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.”

  1. Have you seen the King?  Who is He?  He is the creator.  He is the King of kings.  He is the one who died on the cross and has risen again.  He is alive today and lives in our hearts through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

 

  1. Everyone can see Him, believe Him, fear Him, and do what is right.  God doesn’t show favoritism but reveals Himself to all.  Race isn’t an issue with God, because He loves all and reveals himself to all. 
  1. He shows the good news of peace to all through Jesus Christ.  The Good News is that He is alive and wants all to come to know Him.  We went to the graveyard and he wasn’t there in the grave, but we found Him alive in the hearts and lives of all who believe. 

 

  1. He was baptized and anointed with the Holy Spirit and power. 
  1. He went around doing good and healing.

 

  1. We are His witnesses. 
  1. We saw Him killed and hanging on a tree. 

 

  1. We saw Him raised on the third day. 
  1. God caused Him to be seen.  God wants you to see Him.  He chooses you.

 

    1. We have seen Him in the lives of others.
    2. We have seen Him in creation.
    3. We have seen Him in our hearts.
  1. We saw Him, and ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dea.

 

  1. He is the judge of the living and the dead.
  1. We have experienced His forgiveness of sins.

 

We have seen Him?  Have you?  Is He alive in your heart?  Have you experienced His forgiveness of sins?  You can today!  Receive Him and believe in Him who gave Himself for you. 

The Holy Bible : New International Version (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984). Ac 10:34-43.