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The Church Stands

July 30, 2018

Acts 4:7,21-22



Acts 4:7 After they had Peter and John stand before them, they began to question them: “By what power or in what name have you done this?”



Acts 4:Then Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders:



Acts 4:10 - 10 let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified and whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing here before you healthy.



13 When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and recognized that they had been with Jesus.





18 So they called for them and ordered them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.


19 Peter and John answered them, “Whether it’s right in the sight of God for us to listen to you rather than to God, you decide; 20 for we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.



Vs. 21 21 After threatening them further, they released them. They found no way to punish them because the people were all giving glory to God over what had been done.



22 For this sign of healing had been performed on a man over forty years old.

Why did not punish James and John?



1 Cor. 6

Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spiritwho is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20 for you were bought at a price. So glorify God with your body.[e]




Ephesians 1

11 In him we have also received an inheritance,[f] because we were predestined according to the plan of the one who works out everything in agreement with the purpose of his will, 12 so that we who had already put our hope in Christ might bring praise to his glory.

13 In him you also were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and when you believed. 14 The Holy Spirit is the down payment of our inheritance, until the redemption of the possession, to the praise of his glory.


1 Corinthians 12:

12 For just as the body is one and has many parts, and all the parts of that body, though many, are one body—so also is Christ. 13 For we were all baptized by[c] one Spirit into one body—whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free—and we were all given one Spirit to drink.


Ephesians 5:

18 And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless living, but be filled by the Spirit19 speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music with your heart to the Lord, 20 giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,



Fill up our tank…

  1. Confess and repent of sin
  2. Be in discipleship relationships
  3. Be in the Word
  4. Be in prayer!


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