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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Acts 4

Persemacution

Summary:
The Sadducees heard about the healing and tried to find Peter and John. They asked what power they did it by. They said it was by Jesus, the only Saviour. The Sadducees, who didn't like that they preached about resurrection, looked for a way to stop them without being unpopular. They couldn't stop them, because they wanted to be obedient to God not people.

After they were released, they went to the other disciples and prayed for strength amidst this new persecution. The believers shared everything, even selling their property to support each other.

Key verses:
12. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.
32. All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of his possessions was his own, but they shared everything they had.

My thoughts:
This is the first real persecution the Christians faced; from the Jewish authorities. Before this Christians certainly didn't expect the authorities to dislike them. But the truth is that where there is Christianity, there is persecution.

Anyway, Luke is sounding like John with his declarations of Jesus' exclusive ownership of salvation.

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