Monday, June 30, 2008

God on Earth: “When The Ordinary And Extraordinary Collide” Acts 4:13-22 Rev. David Leard

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The Sanhedrin leaders are perplexed by these two simple Galilean peasants, whose preaching is so compelling and informed. Knowing Peter and John had been Jesus-followers, they wonder. Seeing the healed man standing beside the apostles, they have no refutations to offer. As they confer privately, their only plan is to threaten Peter and John (and by extension all Christians) to speak/teach no longer in the name of Jesus. The apostles’ response is that the compulsion of God is stronger than the threats of men. And they are released, after a few more vain threats. Violence cannot silence the gospel – what a necessary message for the church to hear today!