Monday, June 23, 2008

God on Earth: “Throwing Caution to the Wind” Acts 4:1-12 John Gruel

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Peter and John know that their open-air preaching in the Temple is annoying the authorities, but many people are responding so they keep speaking of Jesus. This leads to their arrest, and interrogation on the morrow. Standing under the intimidating glare of the highest religious authorities in Israel, these simple fishermen refuse to be cowed, and instead challenge these leaders’ unbelief. They too need to repent and find times of refreshing in Jesus, for there is no other name by which salvation comes to human beings. I’m put to shame by such conviction and boldness. How do we recover what these early Christians showed – faithfulness to the message in the face of intimidation?