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Acts 5:27-32

Author: Scott David Foutz

Text: Acts 5:27-32
Title: Compelled to Witness

Proposition: Our understanding and experience of the gospel compels us to witness 
in the face of opposition by the world.

Introduction


I. The World Opposes the Gospel (vv. 27-28)
   A. What do we mean by "the World"?
      1.
      2.
   B. What are some motivations behind the world's opposition?
      1. Out of hardness of heart: despite evidence
         a. healing of lame man [3:1-10]
         b. angel's intervention from prison [5:19-21])
      2. Out of desire for the success of other views (5:17 = filled with jealousy)
      3. Out of fear or denial of guilt ("this man's blood"; cf. Mt 27:25)
     Illustration:

II. Our Salvation Compels Us to Witness (vv. 29-32)
   A. Because of the historical event (v. 30-31)
      1. Continuity: (the God of our fathers)
      2. Unjust Crucifixion: (raised Jesus whom you killed by hanging on a tree.
	   [Dt 21:22-23])
      3. Resurrection: (God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior)
      4. Salvation: (to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.)
     Illustration:
   B. Because of our personal experience (v. 32)
      1. witness of the Apostles in Scripture
      2. witness of the Holy Spirit within us
     Illustration:

Conclusion:
   A.
   B.



	

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