Delivered By
Pastor Mike Sanchez
Delivered On
May 5, 2019 at 10:30 AM
Central Passage
Acts 3:1-10
Acts of the Holy Spirit, the Unfinished Work of Jesus

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

Have you ever been in a situation when you needed something to accomplish your purpose? It may have been finances or a tool, perhaps even authority. But you didn’t have what you needed. What did you do? Did that need become a stumbling block?

There is a story of a tool company that manufactured drill bits. Faced with financial losses, company executives gathered to discuss the problem: a declining demand for drill bits. The CEO challenged his men: "How can we revive the bit market?" After an embarrassing silence, one member of the team dispelled the fog: "Sir, the market isn't for bits--its for holes!" The story, though apocryphal, does illustrate a basic but often overlooked truth: "The customer never buys a product. By definition, the customer buys the satisfaction of a want" (in the words of Peter Drucker). To put it another way, there are no markets for products--only markets for what products can do. In contemporary industry, the Xerox Corp. shows this principle in action. Xerox successfully pioneered the copy-machine industry by leasing copiers at a "per copy" price rather than selling machines outright. They correctly saw the market was for copies, not machines.

The person who buys a drill bit needs a hole, the one who buys a copy machine needs a copy. In today’s passage, a lame beggar didn’t need money, he needed healing. Look around. There are people all around who need more than physical healing, they need healing of the spirit. You may not be able to heal their spirit, but you can lead them to the one who can. Will you?


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