A Sermon From Acts 3 for Those Who Killed Jesus

This Jesus of Nazareth—the one you saw, the one you knew, the one you crucified—he is more than you know. Jesus may not be what you expected, but he is better. He may not be what you were looking for, but he is bigger. Have you ever considered that what you saw in Jesus is not what God sees in Jesus?

You thought he was a false prophet, but according to Moses, he was the Prophet.

You spoke against him, but Samuel spoke of him.

You said his father was the Devil, but he was the promised son of Abraham.

You had no ears to hear his gospel, but the Lord God said to listen to him in whatever he tells you.

You considered him a blasphemer, but he was the Holy One of Israel.

You treated him wickedly, but he was the Righteous One of God.

You gave life to a murderer and murdered the Author of Life.

You handed him over to die; God raised him up from the dead.

You denied him before Pilate; God glorified him in heaven.

The One you delivered to the Romans, God has made your Deliverer.

Have you ever heard of a man like this? Can’t you hear him calling your name? Can’t you hear him speaking to you now through his word? If you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts. Now is the time to repent and believe. For the Savior you would not set free is mighty to save, even for you.