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FEARLESS COURAGE

Acts 4:13 When they saw THE COURAGE of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and TOOK NOTE that these men HAD BEEN WITH JESUS.

Something is in my heart today and I don’t know how to put it in words. But I will try. Let’s put some meat into the skeleton. Here is Peter and John, the disciples of Jesus going to the temple for prayers. Before they enter, they meet a crippled beggar who asks them for alms. And no…they HAVE NO silver nor gold. But, they offer to give him what THEY HAVE….JESUS. Moments later, the man stands up…HEALED. The crowd is ecstatic with astonishment. But Peter quickly redirects their attention to the ONE who has power to heal – JESUS

After talking to the crowd, Peter and John proceed into the temple, where they farther speak to the people about the resurrection of the dead. The Sadducees become alarmed and seized Peter and John. After a night in the jail, the following day, they are brought before the SANHEDRIN…that is…before a council of judges for questioning. And right there and then, in the most difficult situation Continue reading