Read. Acts 4:1-4
While Peter and John were speaking to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple guard, and the Sadducees confronted them. 2 They were incensed that the apostles were teaching the people and announcing that the resurrection of the dead was happening because of Jesus. 3 They seized Peter and John and put them in prison until the next day. (It was already evening.) 4 Many who heard the word became believers, and their number grew to about five thousand.
Reflect. Today we read the reaction of the people to Peter and John healing the man and to the witness that is shared. The response is basically two-fold. The leaders of the temple are “incensed” by what Peter and John are doing. And much of the ordinary people in the crowd believe the message Peter is sharing and become followers of Jesus. In fact, 2000 additional people join the Jesus movement, growing the numbers to about 5000.
COMMUNITY PRAYER LIST
Doug. Bobby. Collier. Glenn. Adam. Mary. Clyde. Linda. Betty Carolyn. Jeff. Albert. Richard. Lois. Ross. Tiny. Donald. Bill. Barbara. Andreas. Helen. Bonnie Brenner. Baker Family. Robert McKenzie Family. Terry Kibler. Carolyn Harlow.