Close Encounters of the God Kind
Delivered By
Pastor Mike Sanchez
Delivered On
April 28, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Acts 2:14-21
Acts of the Holy Spirit, the Unfinished Work of Jesus

From Pastor Mike's Good Morning message in the bulletin:

We might ask ourselves when people look at us and call us crazy. Do we have the courage of conviction to stand strong in the face of the mob, or even in the face of one?

“Weak-kneed principles always awaken contempt. Harry Shepler, a young man of whom the Sunday School Times tells, was in the signal service. Being ordered one morning by a sergeant to report for duty at the canteen, he refused to do so, and the sergeant threatened to report him to the officer of the day. "All right," said Shepler, "go ahead. I did not enlist to be a bartender, but a soldier, and I will not report at the canteen." He was duly reported to the major, who sent for him. Shepler went with trembling knees but with a steady heart, for he knew he was right. The officer said to him: "Are you the young man who disobeyed orders this morning?" "Yes, sir, I am." "Why did you do it?" "Simply because I do not believe it is right to do what I was asked to do. I enlisted to be a soldier and not a bartender." The major arose quickly from his stool, and, extending his hand, said:

"Shepler, you are the kind of a man we want. I am glad to see a fellow who has the courage of his convictions. You are not obliged to report at the canteen." The great need of the day is for every man, woman, and child to have convictions founded upon the Word of God, and then be true to those convictions.

The apostle Peter had those convictions, do you?


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