"WE ARE OVERCOMERS" (2-27-86 AM)
Acts 21:12-14; 26:24-32; Rev. 12:11
Introduction: Testimony of Charles Finney. He was an over-
comer. Why? Blood of the Lamb, Word of his testimony and
he loved life not even to death.
T.S: We are overcomers! Paul was an overcomer because of
the shed blood of Jesus on his heart, he spoke words of his
testimony to the lost, and loved life not even to death.
Explnnnastion of Text: Paul felt led of the Spirit to go
back to Jerusalem. Read Acts 21:12-14. Paul went to the
temple and he was seized, but made the most of this opportu-
nity by sharing Christ.(Acts 21:27-40)
(Acts 22:1-30) Paul gives personal testimony to Jews.
(Acts 23:L-35) Plot formed against Paul-leader protected and
from the plot and sent him to Felix the governor.
(Acts 24:1-9) Tertullus accused Paul as a problem to Jews.
(Acts 24:10-21) Paul defended himself before them.
(Acts 24:22-25) Paul shared Jesus with Felix and Drusilla.
(Acts 24:26-28) Felix imprisoned Paul for two years.
(Acts 25:1-22) King Agrippa and his wife, Bernice, came to
pay his respects to Festus and Drusilla. They began
to talk of Paul so God opened the door for Paul to share.
(Acts 25:23-27) Paul walked in among these dignitaries in
great pomp. "He loved not life even to death." He was
permitted to speak.
(Acts 26:1-23) The Holy Ghost came upon him and a surge of
power and God said, "Tell him what I did for you."
a. Spoke of the blood of the Lamb.
b. Gave his personal testimony. An overcomer!
(Acts 26:24-32).King Agrippa do you believe the prophets?
know you do. Agrippa said, "in a short time you will
persuade me to be a Christian."
I AM AN OVERCOMER. WHY? Because of what Jesus did for me
on the cross and when I received him he changed my life.
I want to tell you about that today:
1. WHAT MY LIFE WAS LIKE BEFORE I RECEIVED JESUS CHRIST.
a. Baptist, Christian home, everything or time the doors
were open I was there.
b. I can remember when my mom was saved in a Freddy Gage
crusade. (Parents ran all over South Texas sharing
testimonies in crusade)
c. At age six in another revival meeting my friend Don went
to the front in the invitation and I followed him soon.
The pastor met me at the front and told me to sit down
on the front row and fill a card out. Never did he ask
me why I was coming? Or was I saved? Or Lost?
d. Church split-Small church(50 in S.S.) I can remember be-
ing the only teenager at times in prayer meeting. I re-
member dreading the pastor to call on Miss Dot to pray
for she would cover everyone's sin in her prayer. As
a child I remember looking forward to business meeting.
We wouldn't have to pray as long that night and it was
always interesting how many folks got upset over
where the paper towels would be bought that month.
e. Every sermon in a revival or was ever preached on the
cross or second coming of Jesus I would be scared to
death for I knew I was lost. I remember as a young
boy coming home in ...
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