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Read Acts 5:27-32


Read Acts 5:27-32

27 They brought the apostles in, made them stand before the Council, and the High Priest questioned them. 28“We gave you strict orders not to teach in the name of this man,” he said; “but see what you have done! You have spread your teaching all over Jerusalem, and you want to make us responsible for his death!” 29Peter and the other apostles replied, “We must obey God, not men. 30The God of our ancestors raised Jesus from death, after you had killed him by nailing him to a cross. 31God raised him to his right-hand side as Leader and Saviour, to give the people of Israel the opportunity to repent and have their sins forgiven. 32We are witnesses to these things—we and the Holy Spirit, who is God’s gift to those who obey him.”


During the Easter Season we read from the Acts of the Apostles instead of the Old Testament.  Peter who was afraid to identify as a disciple of Jesus on Good Friday / Thursday night is now on trial for preaching about Jesus.  When asked to stop his response is: "We must obey God, not men."


Sometimes we're not confident enough to speak up for what is right because we're afraid of the opinions of others.  Pray that we would have the courage to obey God and not men.

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