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“Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is

“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. ” Acts 9: 36

Tabitha Acts 9: 36 § Disciple = Christian Acts 11: 26 § Jewish Name

Tabitha Acts 9: 36 § Disciple = Christian Acts 11: 26 § Jewish Name § Dorcas ~ Greek translation Good Works Almsdeeds For the poor Devoted to charity “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have…” Heb. 13: 16 ESV

“And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died:

“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. ” Acts 9: 37 “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. ” Acts 9: 38

Tabitha Acts 9: 3738 Died Eccl. 3: 20 Sent for Peter Comfort Funeral Joppa

Tabitha Acts 9: 3738 Died Eccl. 3: 20 Sent for Peter Comfort Funeral Joppa Jerusalem Lydda

“Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him

“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. ” Acts 9: 39

Tabitha Acts 9: 39 § Peter came immediately § Widows weeping and crying §

Tabitha Acts 9: 39 § Peter came immediately § Widows weeping and crying § Showed coats and garments “…their works do follow them” Rev. 14: 13

“But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him

“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. ” 9: 40 her his hand, and lifted her “And Acts he gave up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. ” Acts 9: 41

Tabitha Acts 9: 4041 Peter put them out of the room Why ? “Not

Tabitha Acts 9: 4041 Peter put them out of the room Why ? “Not my will, but thine, be done” Luke 22: 42 Presented her alive

“ 42. And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the

“ 42. And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord. 43. And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner. ” Acts 9: 42 -43

Tabitha Acts 9: 42 -43 All in Joppa heard about this Miracle had 2

Tabitha Acts 9: 42 -43 All in Joppa heard about this Miracle had 2 effects Strengthened faith Many converts Peter stayed for many days Greater Joy

Lessons from Life of Tabitha Some day we will die Heb. 9: 27 “appointed”

Lessons from Life of Tabitha Some day we will die Heb. 9: 27 “appointed” Eccl. 3: 1 -2 “A time to be born, and a time to die”

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? Not by length

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? Not by length of days Not by Possessions Luke 12: 15 Mt. 16: 26 Eccl. 2: 11

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? By service to

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? By service to others “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant. ” Mt. 23: 11

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? By service to

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? By service to others Two enemies of service… Self-centered Lazy

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? By service to

Lessons from Life of Tabitha What is a successful life ? By service to others

Lived a successful life Righteous Woman Faithful Christian Life of Service

Lived a successful life Righteous Woman Faithful Christian Life of Service

28. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all

28. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 29. And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. John 5: 28 -29

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Nelson Chapel Church of Christ 5039 Six Mile Road Maryville, Tn. 37803 www. nelsonchapelchurchofchrist. org May 28, 2017 Sermon by Arthur Pigman 2705 Druid Hill Dr. Maryville, Tn. 37804 art 65 [email protected] com