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Week 4 - Bold Obedience

 

17 Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy. 18 They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out. 20 "Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."

Acts 5:17-20

 

 

 

BOLD OBEDIENCE

 

 

  • TRIGGERS ______________________________.

 

They arrested the apostles and put them in the public jail.

Acts 5:18

 

 

 

 

  • RELEASES _________________________.

 

But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the doors of the jail and brought them out.

Acts 5:19

 

 

 

 

 

  • REQUIRES ___________ ROOTED IN __________________.

 

"Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life."

Acts 5:20

 

 

 

21 At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people.

Acts 5:21

 

 

 

  • ______________ OBEDIENCE IS DISOBEDIENCE.
  • ______________ OBEDIENCE IS DISOBEDIENCE.

 

 

 

28 "We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name," he said. "Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man's blood." 29 Peter and the other apostles replied: "We must obey God rather than men! Acts 5:28-29

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE RESULT OF BOLD OBEDIENCE

 

12 The apostles performed many miraculous signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon's Colonnade. 13 No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. 14 Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. 15 As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter's shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. 16 Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by evil spirits, and all of them were healed.

Acts 5:12-16

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When the high priest and his associates arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin — the full assembly of the elders of Israel — and sent to the jail for the apostles. 22 But on arriving at the jail, the officers did not find them there. So they went back and reported, 23 "We found the jail securely locked, with the guards standing at the doors; but when we opened them, we found no one inside." 24 On hearing this report, the captain of the temple guard and the chief priests were puzzled, wondering what would come of this.

Acts 5:21-24

 

30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus from the dead — whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him to his own right hand as Prince and Savior that he might give repentance and forgiveness of sins to Israel. 32 We are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him."

Acts 5:30-31

 

38 Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God."

Acts 5:38-39

 

 

The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name. 42 Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ.

Acts 5:41-42