Saturday, June 10, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - Peter And John Arraigned Before The Sanhedrin

Saturday June 10

Bible Reading:     Acts 4: 1 - 14
Topic:         Peter And John Arraigned Before The Sanhedrin

Peter and John were arrested and brought before the Sanhedrin for engaging in teaching that had "greatly disturbed" some Jewish leaders especially the Sadducees, the teachers of the law, the Priests and others.

Peter and John spent a night in jail and were arraigned before the Jewish High Council - the Sanhedrin.

Remember that about 5000 men had believed in Peter's and John's teaching.

Standing before the Sanhedrin, those two unlearned men by Jewish standards were interrogated, intimidated and warned to stop preaching in the Name of Jesus Christ.

But the two declared fearlessly before the Sanhedrin that "Salvation is found in no one else for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved" (v. 12)

These were men of conviction and were filled with boldness.

Against the Sanhedrin's charge not to speak or teach at all in the Name of Jesus Christ Peter and John replied "Judge for yourselves, whether it is right in God's Sight to obey you rather than God ... we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard" (vs. 19, 20)

Like these Apostles of old, you may be facing a similar threat where you are and may have been threatened with the risk of losing your life to stop preaching in Jesus' Name.

Let us learn from Peter's and John's zeal for the Lord that was so strong that we should never keep quiet when threatened.

Father help me to stand my ground in and for You through all the changing scenes of my life, Amen.

Memory Verse             Acts 4: 10
"Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, even by Him doth this man stand here before you whole."

Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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