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It’s Not Complicated


Acts 5:15

Have you heard about the new class that the SC State Lottery Commission is giving? It’s called "How to tell your boss you won the Lottery and won’t be coming to work." I’m guessing that if you or I won $10M or more in the lottery, nobody would have to coach us on how to tell our boss or our friends. We are programmed, naturally wired, to share good news with people in our circle.

That is exactly what we see going on in Acts 5. Verses 11 and 13 make it clear that the crowd stayed away from the group because they were wowed by what had happened to Ananias and Saphira. However, we still see more and more people believing in Jesus. How did that happen if they weren’t joining the big crowd in the temple?

Evangelism, the art of telling people about Jesus, has been described as one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread. The people in Acts 5 weren’t doing anything unusual to make the church grow; they were doing what comes natural to all of us. They told their friends what they had experienced first hand: "I was sick and Peter healed me. Maybe he can heal you too?" When you believe and share, lost people will come to Jesus.


  • Are you over-complicating what it means to tell someone about Jesus?
  • Are you trying to share something that you haven’t experienced first hand?
  • Have you lost touch with the explosive reality of what happened to you when Jesus rescued you?

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