[RIOT] I'm Not Giving Up - Pastor Billy Heather


1Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour 2 And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. 3 Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. 4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. 6 But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” 7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. 8 And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.  Acts 3:1-8 (ESV)
 
Between 2008 and 2014 more than 900 young people ages 10 to 24 attempted suicide in the Coachella Valley, with the most attempts in the Indio area. 
Source: Riverside County Epidemiology
 
Life stops when you stop dreaming, hope ends when you stop believing, love ends when you stop caring.
- Unknown
 
10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. John 10:10 (ESV)

Steps To Living The Riot Life:

LOOK

4 And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” 5 And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.  Acts 3:4-5 (ESV)
 
Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Study how he did it Hebrews 12:2 (MSG)
 
LISTEN

But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”  Acts 3:6 (ESV)
 
LEAP

7 And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. 8 And leaping up, he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.  Acts 3:7-8 (ESV)
 
5 Even when we were dead in our trespasses, [God] made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, Ephesians 2:5-6 (ESV)