The Danger of Worshiping Jesus!
SERIES: Radical Followers of Jesus
Acts 9:32-42 KJV
32 And it came to pass, as Peter passed throughout
all quarters, he came down also to the saints
which dwelt at Lydda.
33 And there he found a certain man named
Aeneas, which had kept his bed eight years, and
was sick of the palsy.
34 And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, Jesus Christ
maketh thee whole: arise, and make thy bed.
And he arose immediately.
35 And all that dwelt at Lydda and Saron saw him,
and turned to the Lord.
36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple
named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called
Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and
almsdeeds which she did.
37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was
sick, and died: whom when they had washed,
they laid her in an upper chamber.
38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and
the disciples had heard that Peter was there,
they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he
would not delay to come to them.
39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When
he was come, they brought him into the upper
chamber: and all the widows stood by him
weeping, and shewing the coats and garments
which Dorcas made, while she was with them.
40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down,
and prayed; and turning him to the body said,
Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and
when she saw Peter, she sat up.
41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up,
and when he had called the saints and widows,
presented her alive.
42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and
many believed in the Lord.
There is an EXHORTATION given.
There is an EXPECTATION required
There is an ENABLEMENT provided
John 5:5,11 KJV – 5 And a certain man was there, which
had an infirmity thirty and eight years. 11 He answered
them, He that made me whole, the same said unto me,
Take up thy bed, and walk.
Mark 5:35-42 KJV – 35 While he yet spake, there came
from the ruler of the synagogue’s house certain which
said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master
any further? 36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was
spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not
afraid, only believe. 37 And he suffered no man to follow
him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of
James. 38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the
synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and
wailed greatly. 39 And when he was come in, he saith unto
them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not
dead, but sleepeth. 40 And they laughed him to scorn. But
when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the
mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and
entereth in where the damsel was lying. 41 And he took the
damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which
is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 42 And
straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of
the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a
Ephesians 5:1-2 NIV – 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as
dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ
loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering
and sacrifice to God.
1 Thessalonians 1:6 NIV – You became imitators of us and
of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the
message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
The Christian Faith is CHRISTOCENTRIC.
All of the bible is AUTHORITATIVE but not all of the
bible is equally AUTHORITATIVE.
1 Samuel 15:2-3 GNV – 2 He is going to punish the people
of Amalek because their ancestors opposed the Israelites
when they were coming from Egypt. 3 Go and attack the
Amalekites and completely destroy everything they have.
Don’t leave a thing; kill all the men, women, children, and
babies; the cattle, sheep, camels, and donkeys.”
Leviticus 25:44-46 GNV – 44 If you need slaves, you may
buy them from the nations around you. 45 You may also
buy the children of the foreigners who are living among
you. Such children born in your land may become your
property,46 and you may leave them as an inheritance to
your children, whom they must serve as long as they live.
But you must not treat any Israelites harshly.
Luke 4:18-19 MSG – 18 God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen
me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent
me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight
to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, 19 to
announce, “This is God’s year to act!”
Matthew 25:41-46 GNV – 41 “Then he will say to those on
his left, “Away from me, you that are under God’s curse!
Away to the eternal fire which has been prepared for the
Devil and his angels! 42 I was hungry but you would not
feed me, thirsty but you would not give me a drink; 43 I
was a stranger but you would not welcome me in your
homes, naked but you would not clothe me; I was sick and
in prison but you would not take care of me.’44 Then they
will answer him, “When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry
or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and
we would not help you?’ 45 The King will reply, “I tell you,
whenever you refused to help one of these least important
ones, you refused to help me.’ 46 These, then, will be sent
off to eternal punishment, but the righteous will go to
The danger of worshipping Jesus is that it can
become a SUBSTITUTE for IMITATING Jesus.
CONVALESCING AT HOME &
HEALTH CARE FACILITIES (* – NEW LISTING)
ROSA CARTER: NORTH HARDIN COUNTY REHABILITATION CENTER
599 Rogersville Road, Radcliff, Ky 40160
*SUBPINA ROBINSON: rm. 607, NORTH HARDIN COUNTY REHABILITATION
CENTER, 599 Rogersville Road, Radcliff, Ky 40160
ANITA BARNETT: 418 REBA JACKSON DRIVE, JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130
MARY ANDERSON: 238 MIDDLETOWN SQUARE, 40243
charlene baker: rm. 304, GENESIS HEALTHCARE – Regis woods
4604 Lowe Road, 40220
CLIFF BARKER: 5217 GREEN COVE CIRCLE, 40218
TERRY BOUGGESS SR.: 3236 ELANE DRIVE, 40216
DOROTHY BUSH: RM. 108
SUMMERFIELD HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR. – 1877 FARNSLEY RD., 40216
emma BUSH: RM. 203A,
christian HEALTH CTR. – 903 south fourth street, 40203
SONJA CHATMOND: 709 SUTCLIFFE AVENUE, 40211
JOHN CHANDLER: RM. 324
CHAPEL HOUSE – 945 South 5TH STreet, 40203-3206
AMANDA & BEN COPPEDGE: GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – CAMELOT
1101 LYNDON LANE, 40222
JOYCE COPPEDGE: 2225 MARY CATHERINE DR., 40216
CAROLYN CROWDER: 1715 MAGAZINE STREET, 40203
*garnetta davis: rm. 639, university hospital
KENYATTA DESOUZA: 400 SOUTH 8TH ST. #615, 40203
FLORA DIX: 1815 GARDINER LANE #WC28, 40205
EULAR MAY FULTZ: 3202 KRISTIN WAY #202, 40216
KENDRA GARVIN: 9816 STANALOUISE DRIVE, 40291
GREGORY GRANT: RM. 920, FRAZIER REHABILITATION CENTER
ANITHA GRUNDY: 4036 MCDOWELL DRIVE, ACWORTH, GA 30101
MARY HARDIN: 663 SOUTH 42ND STREET, 40211
BESSIE HOLLINGSWORTH: 1719 DUMESNIL STREET, 40210
*willie jackson: Rm. 5110-2, Norton audubon hospital
RAYMOND JOHNSON: 786 RAYMOND KENT CT. #1, 40207
*PHYLLIS JORDAN: 2300 hale avenue, 40210
ANDREW JONES: RM. 2191, 459-9120
GOLDEN LIVING CENTER – HILLCREEK – 3116 BRECKINRIDGE LANE,
BETTY JEAN KING: 4149 W. MUHAMMAD ALI BLVD., 40212
cameron lincoln: 4876 charlotte drive, 40216
DEBRA MASON: 2117 W. ORMSBY AVENUE, 40210
*edna mcgregory: Oaklawn Rehab, 300 Shelby Station, 40245
REV. CLEMONS NIXON: CHRISTIAN HEALTH CENTER, 1015 W. MAGAZINE ST.
ROGIE MAE PARKER: 1244 SOUTH FOURTH STREET #322, 40203
Mae Etta Robbins: RM. 105
SUMMERFIELD HEALTHCARE & REHAB CTR. – 1877 FARNSLEY RD., 40216
ANNA ROBERTS: 118 NORTH 37TH STREET, 40212
BRENDA ROBINSON: 5300 ROBINWOOD ROAD, 40218
WINIFRED ROBINSON: 2713 GRAND AVENUE, 40211
*frank smith: rm. 380, signature rehab at sts. Mary & Elizabeth, 1850
bluegrass avenue, 40215
Karina Snowden: 629 south 16th street, 40203
ANTHONY SPURLING: 11402 South TAZWELL DR., 40241
james swain: Golden Living Center – Camelot
1101 Lyndon Lane 40222
DOROTHY THOMAS: rm. 129-B, 301-8751, Signature Healthcare at
Cherokee park, 2100 milvale road, 40205
SALLIE THOMPSON: RM. 220-7B
SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE – 1120 CRISTLAND ROAD, 40214
JOYCE VAUGHN: 4518 SHELVIS DRIVE, 40216
SHARON WHITE: 2609 OREGON AVENUE, 40210
VALERIA WILLIAMS: 210 BONTRESSA DRIVE, 40206
MARTHA WRIGHT: 4227 GRAND AVENUE, 40211
CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY OF:
* Barbara Anderson and Vicky Muckerin the home
going of their mother, Debra Mucker
MAIL CARDS: 5002 Yea Lane, 40213
Darrell Claycomb in the home going of his aunt,
MAIL CARDS: 3817 Bank Street, 40212
Shirley Compton and Cheri Mills in the home going of
their relative, Roy Bridgewater, Sr.
MAIL CARDS: 10208 Cambrie Court, 40241
LaToya Gilkey in the home going of her mother and
out member, Linda Lott
MAIL CARDS: 2023 Lynn Lea Road, 40216
Norma Hewett in her home going
MAIL CARDS: 10107 Clearcreek Way, 40223
*Flora Klein in the home going of her sister,
MAIL CARDS: 2130 Lombard Drive, #216, Clarksville, IN 47129
Ann Lancaster in the home going of her brother, Jesse
MAIL CARDS: 413 North 41st Street, 40212
Emma Linton in the home going of her brother,
MAIL CARDS: 636 Ballard Street #101, 40202
Clara Minor in the home going of her son, Eric Minor
MAIL CARDS: 4834 Adamshire Avenue, Concord, NC 28025
* Stallydia Mucker and Nancy Robinson in the home
going of their brother, Willie L. Simms
MAIL CARDS: 3724 Powell Avenue, 40215
* – new or corrected listing)