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Great Boldness

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I’ve been taking a fresh look at the Book of Acts.

The great boldness displayed by the early followers of Christ really kind of blows my mind.

Take Peter and John for example. In Acts 3, these guys go to the temple, heal a man along the way, and then start telling the onlookers about Jesus Christ. On the surface that might not seem all that bold. But keep in mind, they are doing all of this right in front of the religious leaders that had just orchestrated the horrific torture and crucifixion of their leader, Jesus Christ.

The religious leaders threatened Peter and John and ordered them to stop. And this is how Peter and John responded……….

But Peter and John spoke right back, “Whether it’s right in God’s eyes to listen to you rather than to God, you decide. As for us, there’s no question-we can’t keep quiet about what we’ve seen and heard.” Acts 4:19-20

This is a great boldness that was not seen in Peter just a short time before on the night that Jesus was arrested. Peter had denied Christ….disowned Him. And now he stood with great boldness, risking his life, because of what he had seen and heard.

Written by Aaron

May 13, 2008 at 8:35 am

Posted in Faith

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