Date: July 12, 1998

Series: Jesus: Friend of a Hurting Humanity

Speaker: Ron R. Ritchie

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How to Respond to Open Doors-Closed Hearts
Luke 4:14-30


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1. How to Respond to Open Doors - Luke 4:14-21

These are the words of Him who is holy and true, who holds the key of David. What he opens, no one can shut; and what he shuts, no one can open...I have put before you an open door which no one can shut. - Revelation 3:7-8

A. Step right in! As you are filled with the Holy Spirit

1. Preach the Good News to the Poor

2. Proclaim freedom for the Prisoner

3. Recover Sight to the Blind

4. Release the Oppressed

5. Proclaim the year of the Lordís Favor

2. How to Respond to Closed Hearts - Luke 4:22-30

For we are to God the aroma of Christ amond those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life...For we are to God the aroma of Christ amond those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life. - 2 Corinthians 2:15-16

A. Step Right Out! As you are filled with the Holy Spirit

1. Beware of flattering words from a familar audience

2. Remind them that the door of salvation will not always be opened.

3. Understand that the Good News Jesus Christ is not always welcome.

4. Have the courage to move on to the next open door.




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