Prayer And The Key Christian (10 of 14) by Donald Cantrell

Prayer And The Key Christian (10 of 14)
Series: It Was Just A Prayer Meeting
Donald Cantrell
Acts 11:1-12

Introduction:

In the church we will always have numerous types of people, but in our study today we will focus on 2 distinct types of people:

1 - Open Minded Prayer Warriors
2 - Close Minded History Holders

In Acts 10: 14 God taught Peter that it was important for the gospel to be shared with the gentiles. At first Peter told the Lord no, but he was open minded to the will of God and therefore the gentiles would be grafted into the family of God.

Peter was a door opener for the Glory of God; he literally had the keys that would be used to share salvation with all of mankind. In Acts 2 we find him opening the door of faith to the Jews. In Acts 8 he opened the door of faith to the Samaritans and in Acts 10 he extended an open door to the Gentiles.

One thing we must understand God's message will never change, nor will his mandates ever change concerning sin and salvation, but we must adapt to his methods and his will. Peter was a key Christian and in being such he would face numerous people that would oppose his methods and his approach.

The church is filled with people looking to embrace the future with open minds but others that only see the future in the rearview mirror.

Point and Invest

Like the two high school friends who met up after many years. Jack asked his friend how things were going and he said, “Well, one day I opened the Bible at random and dropped my finger on a word - it happened to be oil - so I invested in oil. Boy did those wells gush! Then a couple weeks later, I did it again, and my finger pointed to gold, so I invested in gold and those mines really produced. Today, I'm as rich as Rockefeller!”

Jack was so impressed, he ran back to his hotel and opened his Gideon Bible, flipped it open, and dropped his finger down. He opened his eyes and there under his finger were the words: Chapter Eleven.
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