Acts: Life In The Spirit
Giving The Right Stuff
Peter did not have what the beggar thought was needed; he had something 1000 times better, and he did not hesitate to give it away.
We are going unwrap 3 ideas today that will help us give the right stuff.
I. Earthly Riches Produce Diminishing Returns
Money is not evil; in fact, it is quite useful, but it can never be a substitute for the presence and power of God at work in our lives.
II. Heavenly Riches Produce Lasting Returns
If we have the Spirit of God, we have all that we need, and we have what others need!
The heavenly riches that Peter shared with him paid eternal dividends.
III. God Wants Us to Be Willing to Give What We Have
We also have a spiritual obligation to be obedient to the Holy Spirit and give of the spiritual resources we have in Christ.
Maybe we would like to do more for God, being used in the miraculous and sharing our faith with others. However, we don’t think we have the necessary power.
Jesus told the disciples that they would receive power to be His witnesses after the Holy Spirit came upon them.
If you believe in Christ, you have the Spirit of God living in you, wanting to use you to give life, hope, and healing to those in need.