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Acts 4:29-31 – Should Christians respond with anger?

“Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. Stretch out your hand to heal and perform signs and wonders through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” After they prayed the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit […]

Acts 4:25-28 – Should Christians plan with God?

“You spoke by the Holy Spirit through the mouth of your servant, our father David: ‘Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth rise up and the rulers band together against the Lord and against his anointed one.’ Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together with the […]

Acts 4:23-24 – Why is church unity important?

On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. “Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heavens and the earth and the sea, and everything […]

Acts 4:21-22 – Is Praise Powerful?

After further threats they let them (Peter and John) go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened. For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. (Acts 4:21-22) When you feel far from God, sing a song of praise, and […]

Acts 4:18-20 – How should Christians respond to authority?

Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes, to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen […]

Acts 4:7-10 – Should we always tell the truth?

They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers and elders of our people, are we being questioned today because we’ve done a good deed for a crippled man? Do […]

Acts 4:3-6 – Should Christians Strike with Swords? Part 2

They arrested them (Peter and John) and, since it was already evening, put them in jail until morning. But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of men who believed now totaled about 5,000. The next day the council of all the rulers and elders and teachers of religious […]

Acts 4:1-2 – Should Christians love and respect everyone?

While Peter and John were speaking to the people, they were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees. These leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead. (Acts 4:1-2) We live in a […]

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