The Biggest Losers to Become Winners (8 of 8) by Jeff Strite

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The Biggest Losers to Become Winners (8 of 8)
Series: The Biggest Losers
Jeff Strite
Acts 2:22-41

For the past couple of months we’ve been preaching our own version of the ‘‘Biggest Loser. Unlike the popular TV show, the losers we’ve dealt with 8 different Bible characters who made poor decisions and lost BIG.
But today we’re looking at the biggest losers in Scripture who ever became winners.

One of most popular TV shows on NBC for the past few years has been ‘‘The Biggest Loser’’.
Does anybody know how many seasons this show lasted? (Eleven)
It’s an extremely popular show.
In fact it is SO popular that several other nations have developed their own version of show.
There’s an Asian remake.
There’s one broadcast on Arabian networks.
Then there are other ones in Australia, India, South Africa, Israel, Germany, and several other nations.

During the season Contestants often lose between 100 and 200 lbs. One man even lost 264 pounds.
But whether they win the contest or not, many have found-losing all this weight makes them winners.
- One woman has started a singing career and fallen in love.
- Another woman - on this year’s series - has lost enough that she is looking forward to getting pregnant.
- Several have started their own workout programs.
- The oldest man who has taken part in show was able to stop taking the 5 medicines he’d been on.

One woman said of her experience:
‘‘I feel stronger… more self-confident… like I’m worth it now. I’ve changed inside and out.’’
There was something about what that show did for these people that changed their lives.

Like I said before, for the past couple of months we’ve been preaching our own version of the ‘‘Biggest Loser. We’ve dealt with 8 different Bible characters who made poor decisions and lost BIG. But today we’re looking at the biggest losers in Scripture who ever became winners.

Our scene today takes place on the day of Pentecost.
Pentecost was one of the very special holy days the ...


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