Proclamation and Proof Acts 2:22-24
I. Be Relational: Find common ground (Acts 2:14-21).
a. Begin with a felt need
b. Be bold with conviction
c. Be reasonable based on evidence that would be respected
II. Be Reasonable: Give evidence (Acts 2:22-31).
a. Evidence for the true identity of Jesus (Acts 2:22-24)
• Miracles performed
• Mean men are responsible
• Mortality defeated
b. Evidence for the resurrection
c. Fulfills prophecy (Acts 2:25-31)
III. Be Personal: How has God changed your life? (Acts 2:32-36)
a. Testimonies of eyewitnesses (Acts 2:32)
• Despair (Luke 22:31-34)
• Denial (Luke 22:54-62)
• Discovery (Luke 24:12 and 24:33)
• Determination (Acts 2:14)
b. Life-transforming impact by the Holy Spirit’s filling (Acts 2:34-36)
IV. Be Practical: Invite a response (Acts 2:37-41).
a. to repent
b. to receive Christ
BE . . . Relational . . . Reasonable . . . Personal . . . Practical.
From Series: "God's Message To The Church"