How Does God Feel about My Nation and the World?
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(English) In this message Ps Richard talks about how God sees our nation and the world in these 2 points:
(Acts 1:8 NLT) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
1.God’s Heart is for Nations (People!)
(Acts 8:1 NLT) Saul was one of the witnesses, and he agreed completely with the killing of Stephen. A great wave of persecution began that day, sweeping over the church in Jerusalem; and all the believers except the apostles were scattered through the regions of Judea and Samaria.
(Acts 8:4-8 NLT) But the believers who were scattered preached the Good News about Jesus wherever they went. (5) Philip, for example, went to the city of Samaria and told the people there about the Messiah. (6) Crowds listened intently to Philip because they were eager to hear his message and see the miraculous signs he did. (7) Many evil spirits were cast out, screaming as they left their victims. And many who had been paralyzed or lame were healed. (8) So there was great joy in that city.
(Acts 8:14 NLT) When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that the people of Samaria had accepted God’s message, they sent Peter and John there.
Foreigner: God has a Plan for You and Your City!
Local: God has a Plan for You and Your City!
2.God’s Heart is for You Personally
(Acts 8:26 NLT) As for Philip, an angel of the Lord said to him, “Go south down the desert road that runs from Jerusalem to Gaza.”
(Acts 8:29-31 NLT) The Holy Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and walk along beside the carriage.” (30) Philip ran over and heard the man reading from the prophet Isaiah. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” (31) The man replied, “How can I, unless someone instructs me?” And he urged Philip to come up into the carriage and sit with him.