Still Amazed Acts 8:26-40 (pew Bible p843) I stand amazed in the presence Of Jesus the Nazarene And wonder how He could love me A sinner condemned, unclean Are you still amazed? Still Amazed Amazing grace how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost but now am found Was blind but now I see. Are you still amazed? Still Amazed Your love is amazing, steady and unchanging Your love is a mountain, firm beneath my feet Your love is a mystery, how You gently lift me When I am surrounded, Your love carries me Are you still amazed? Still Amazed Amazing love! How can it be? That Thou, my God Shouldst die for me! Are you still amazed? Still Amazed The church in the book of Acts was! They were amazed when they saw Jesus ascend into Heaven—1:10&11 They were amazed when the Spirit came and His power was seen—2:7&8 They were when so many believed after Peter’s sermon—2:43 Still Amazed The church in the book of Acts was! They were when the lame beggar was healed—3:10 They were when Peter and John spoke so bravely—4:13 They were in 5:11,12-15; 5:23; 6:157:57-60; 813 Still Amazed Are you still amazed? I think that Philip probably was! So he shared the Good News about Jesus! And revival broke out in Samaria! Still Amazed Are you still amazed? The Ethiopian Eunuch—needed to be Who was he? Still Amazed Who was the eunuch? He had power Treasurer to Candace the queen of Ethiopia A worshiper—v 27 A student of the word—v 28 Teachable—v31 Ready and willing to be amazed—v 34 Are you still amazed? Still Amazed The Passage—Isaiah 53 (pew Bible p570) v1&2—His birth v3—His life and ministry v4-9—His death in our place 1Peter 2:24 He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. By his wounds you are healed.—v4 Does this amaze you? Still Amazed The Passage—Isaiah 53 (pew Bible p570) Matthew 26:62-63 Then the high priest stood up and said to Jesus, “Well, aren’t you going to answer these charges? What do you have to say for yourself?” But Jesus remained silent. Then the high priest said to him, “I demand in the name of the living God—tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.”—v7 Are you amazed? Still Amazed The Passage—Isaiah 53 (pew Bible p570) Matthew 27:57-60 As evening approached, Joseph, a rich man from Arimathea who had become a follower of Jesus, went to Pilate and asked for Jesus’ body. And Pilate issued an order to release it to him. Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a long sheet of clean linen cloth. He placed it in his own new tomb, which had been carved out of the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance and left.—v9 Are you amazed? Still Amazed The Passage—Isaiah 53 (pew Bible p570) v10-12—the victory of His resurrection Luke 23:34, 37 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice… They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” Are you amazed? Still Amazed Who are you? Do you have power? Do others follow you?—It’s not enough Are you a worshiper? Do you attend church?—It’s not enough Are you a student of the word? Do you read the Bible and know what it says?—It’s not enough John 5:39-40 “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me! Yet you refuse to come to me to receive this life.” Still Amazed Who are you? Are you teachable? Ever learning but unable to come to the knowledge of the truth?—It’s not enough Are you ready and willing to be amazed? Jesus loves you! Enough to die for you! Still Amazed Jesus died so that you can live! Jesus rose from the grave so that you are not bound in death! Jesus took and forgave your sin! Are you amazed? Still Amazed Are you amazed enough to love Him back? Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. Still Amazed Are you still amazed? Philip was! He was amazed that God allowed him the privilege to be a part of His work! Enough to go to the wilderness and share his love! Still Amazed Are you still amazed? Living Jesus, Living Hope! Being amazed enough to tell your story!