And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. Acts 4:31 NKJV
God used the Apostle Peter to heal a man of lameness. Peter and John were arrested for preaching the resurrection of the dead through faith in Jesus, why?
The Sadducees did not believe in the resurrection of the dead.
When ordered not to speak or preach in the name of Jesus the Apostles said, “Whether it is right to listen to you more than God, you judge. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.”
After being released the Apostles gathered with other believers. They prayed for boldness.
We live in a time when speaking the truth of God’s Word brings us into confrontation with many of the people around us. What should we do? How should we live?
Peter and John were fishermen. Jesus called them to follow Him. He told them “I will make you fishers of men.” They were Jesus’ closest associates. The spent three years with Jesus. They heard all that Jesus said. They saw all that Jesus did.
Jesus is calling us to follow Him. The Christian life is not just about salvation. That is just the beginning. Regardless of what we have done in the past Jesus is calling us to take a stand for truth today!
The Apostles were among the most influential men of all time. They impacted the world for time and eternity. How were these common fishermen able to impact the world in such a dramatic way? By spending time with Jesus!
Have you heard the things Jesus said? Have you seen things Jesus has done? Ordinary men and women of faith in a great God, like you and me, can impact the world we live in today, how?
Spend time with Jesus. Live in unity with other disciples of Christ. Pray for boldness. Listen to God more than any other person, theological organization, or government!
The world is full of people who deny the Word of God. They want us to believe we were created by random chance or accident. They do not believe our choices determine where we spend eternity. They do not believe faith in Jesus determines who we spend it with!
Do not be deceived. If you live by faith in Jesus today you will live with Him in blessed perfection throughout eternity!
Jesus can use you to impact your corner of the world. Pray for boldness to declare the Word of God to a world full of people who desperately need Jesus!
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