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Thanks for keeping up with me. What I want you to do, is to imagine, that you are there with the early christians. Transport yourself back into the early first century and picture the events in your mind. Imagine that you are Luke, who is writing, all this down, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit.
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14And since they saw the man who had been cured standing there beside them, they could not contradict the fact or say anything in opposition.
15But having ordered [the prisoners] to go aside out of the council [chamber], they conferred (debated) among themselves,
16Saying, What are we to do with these men? For that an extraordinary miracle has been performed by (through) them is plain to all the residents of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it.
17But in order that it may not spread further among the people and the nation, let us warn and forbid them with a stern threat to speak any more to anyone in this name [or about this Person].
18So] they summoned them and imperatively instructed them not to converse in any way or teach at all in or about the name of Jesus.
19But Peter and John replied to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you and obey you rather than God, you must decide (judge).
20But we [ourselves] cannot help telling what we have seen and heard.
The first thing, that the Lord wants to share with us from this passage is in verse 14. People can try and disprove Christianity, they can put up, all kinds of theories to answer the christian faith (or so they think).
But they cannot argue, with a changed life. amen. The fact that Jesus has changed your life, is one of your greatest assets. People cannot argue and disprove a life that ha been transformed by God.. amen.
Meeting with Jesus is a life changing experience as Paul outlines further on in this book. Your personal testimony of how God has changed and is changing your life, speaks volumes.. amen
The world cannot understand, how people have been changed by the Power of God. Look at verse 16, they were totally confounded and confused by what was happening. When God moves in a powerful way, in the life of someone, people cannot understand it.
Their only hope was to try and silence the Apostles. But look at the answer that Peter and John gave in verses 19-20
Their one concern was to tell of what they had seen and heard. Their tongues were fully loosed, they couldn't help, but share Jesus
Can you say the same words, that Peter and John said in verse 20?
Remember that you are a living breathing testimony to the power of God. Man can put out arguments to say that God doesn't exist, but you and your living testimony, are one of the biggest examples that God is real and personal.. amen
It is time to share our testimonies my friends. You have a story to tell
Let's tell the world that Jesus saves
God bless you
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