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No Compromise Radio Podcast
The Church Without Compromise - [Acts 4:23-31]

No Compromise Radio Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023


Pastor Steve preaches The Church Without Compromise - [Acts 4:23-31]

Berean Baptist Church
BBC WSG Acts 4:8-12

Berean Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 41:00


Sermon – Anglican Church of the Good Shepherd

A sermon on Acts 4:1-12 by The Rev. Matt Kennedy from January 15, 2023 (Epiphany II). An audio only version is available here. http://media.goodshepherdbinghamton.org/audio/Acts4_1-12.mp3

Mosaic Church of Crestview
Prayer | Acts 4 | What Now?

Mosaic Church of Crestview

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 48:01


January 15, 2022 Tadd Anderson - Lead Pastor "Prayer" | Acts 4 What Now? a series on the mission of Jesus' church

First Baptist Church BG
Cultivating Community | Acts 4:32–37

First Baptist Church BG

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 29:18


How important is it to be in a Christian community? What should our community cultivate in us? --- "Day by Day" is a sermon series taking the practices of early believers and making them practical for disciples today. Sermon notes: http://bible.com/events/49012897 Submit a question: https://bit.ly/BeyondSundayQuestions

Bethlehem Bible Church Podcast
The Church Without Compromise - [Acts 4:23-31]

Bethlehem Bible Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023


Berean Baptist Church
BBC WSG Acts 4:1-8

Berean Baptist Church

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 53:00


Doctrine and Duty
Church Unity - Acts 4:32

Doctrine and Duty

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 15:49


Church Unity - Acts 4:32

FBC Summit, MS
Midweek Bible Study: "Solus Christus" John 14:6, Acts 4:12 // Dr. Larry LeBlanc (Audio)

FBC Summit, MS

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023


The Tidwell Sermons
Acts 4: The Church Triumphant

The Tidwell Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 36:35


FBC Durant, Gerald Tidwell, November 23, 1986.  Morning Service. 

Read the Bible
Genesis 4; Matthew 4; Ezra 4; Acts 4

Read the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 3:01


ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan
January 4: Genesis 4; Matthew 4; Ezra 4; Acts 4

ESV: M'Cheyne Reading Plan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 14:56


With family: Genesis 4; Matthew 4 Genesis 4 (Listen) Cain and Abel 4 Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, saying, “I have gotten1 a man with the help of the LORD.” 2 And again, she bore his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, and Cain a worker of the ground. 3 In the course of time Cain brought to the LORD an offering of the fruit of the ground, 4 and Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat portions. And the LORD had regard for Abel and his offering, 5 but for Cain and his offering he had no regard. So Cain was very angry, and his face fell. 6 The LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry, and why has your face fallen? 7 If you do well, will you not be accepted?2 And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to3 you, but you must rule over it.” 8 Cain spoke to Abel his brother.4 And when they were in the field, Cain rose up against his brother Abel and killed him. 9 Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” 10 And the LORD said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother's blood is crying to me from the ground. 11 And now you are cursed from the ground, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand. 12 When you work the ground, it shall no longer yield to you its strength. You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth.” 13 Cain said to the LORD, “My punishment is greater than I can bear.5 14 Behold, you have driven me today away from the ground, and from your face I shall be hidden. I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on the earth, and whoever finds me will kill me.” 15 Then the LORD said to him, “Not so! If anyone kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold.” And the LORD put a mark on Cain, lest any who found him should attack him. 16 Then Cain went away from the presence of the LORD and settled in the land of Nod,6 east of Eden. 17 Cain knew his wife, and she conceived and bore Enoch. When he built a city, he called the name of the city after the name of his son, Enoch. 18 To Enoch was born Irad, and Irad fathered Mehujael, and Mehujael fathered Methushael, and Methushael fathered Lamech. 19 And Lamech took two wives. The name of the one was Adah, and the name of the other Zillah. 20 Adah bore Jabal; he was the father of those who dwell in tents and have livestock. 21 His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all those who play the lyre and pipe. 22 Zillah also bore Tubal-cain; he was the forger of all instruments of bronze and iron. The sister of Tubal-cain was Naamah. 23 Lamech said to his wives:   “Adah and Zillah, hear my voice;    you wives of Lamech, listen to what I say:  I have killed a man for wounding me,    a young man for striking me.24   If Cain's revenge is sevenfold,    then Lamech's is seventy-sevenfold.” 25 And Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and called his name Seth, for she said, “God has appointed7 for me another offspring instead of Abel, for Cain killed him.” 26 To Seth also a son was born, and he called his name Enosh. At that time people began to call upon the name of the LORD. Footnotes [1] 4:1 Cain sounds like the Hebrew for gotten [2] 4:7 Hebrew will there not be a lifting up [of your face]? [3] 4:7 Or is toward [4] 4:8 Hebrew; Samaritan, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate add Let us go out to the field [5] 4:13 Or My guilt is too great to bear [6] 4:16 Nod means wandering [7] 4:25 Seth sounds like the Hebrew for he appointed (ESV) Matthew 4 (Listen) The Temptation of Jesus 4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,   “‘Man shall not live by bread alone,    but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.'” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written,   “‘He will command his angels concerning you,' and   “‘On their hands they will bear you up,    lest you strike your foot against a stone.'” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.'” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written,   “‘You shall worship the Lord your God    and him only shall you serve.'” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him. Jesus Begins His Ministry 12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: 15   “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,    the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—16   the people dwelling in darkness    have seen a great light,  and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,    on them a light has dawned.” 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”1 Jesus Calls the First Disciples 18 While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 19 And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”2 20 Immediately they left their nets and followed him. 21 And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them. 22 Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him. Jesus Ministers to Great Crowds 23 And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people. 24 So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, those having seizures, and paralytics, and he healed them. 25 And great crowds followed him from Galilee and the Decapolis, and from Jerusalem and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan. Footnotes [1] 4:17 Or the kingdom of heaven has come near [2] 4:19 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women (ESV) In private: Ezra 4; Acts 4 Ezra 4 (Listen) Adversaries Oppose the Rebuilding 4 Now when the adversaries of Judah and Benjamin heard that the returned exiles were building a temple to the LORD, the God of Israel, 2 they approached Zerubbabel and the heads of fathers' houses and said to them, “Let us build with you, for we worship your God as you do, and we have been sacrificing to him ever since the days of Esarhaddon king of Assyria who brought us here.” 3 But Zerubbabel, Jeshua, and the rest of the heads of fathers' houses in Israel said to them, “You have nothing to do with us in building a house to our God; but we alone will build to the LORD, the God of Israel, as King Cyrus the king of Persia has commanded us.” 4 Then the people of the land discouraged the people of Judah and made them afraid to build 5 and bribed counselors against them to frustrate their purpose, all the days of Cyrus king of Persia, even until the reign of Darius king of Persia. 6 And in the reign of Ahasuerus, in the beginning of his reign, they wrote an accusation against the inhabitants of Judah and Jerusalem. The Letter to King Artaxerxes 7 In the days of Artaxerxes, Bishlam and Mithredath and Tabeel and the rest of their associates wrote to Artaxerxes king of Persia. The letter was written in Aramaic and translated.1 8 Rehum the commander and Shimshai the scribe wrote a letter against Jerusalem to Artaxerxes the king as follows: 9 Rehum the commander, Shimshai the scribe, and the rest of their associates, the judges, the governors, the officials, the Persians, the men of Erech, the Babylonians, the men of Susa, that is, the Elamites, 10 and the rest of the nations whom the great and noble Osnappar deported and settled in the cities of Samaria and in the rest of the province Beyond the River. 11 (This is a copy of the letter that they sent.) “To Artaxerxes the king: Your servants, the men of the province Beyond the River, send greeting. And now 12 be it known to the king that the Jews who came up from you to us have gone to Jerusalem. They are rebuilding that rebellious and wicked city. They are finishing the walls and repairing the foundations. 13 Now be it known to the king that if this city is rebuilt and the walls finished, they will not pay tribute, custom, or toll, and the royal revenue will be impaired. 14 Now because we eat the salt of the palace2 and it is not fitting for us to witness the king's dishonor, therefore we send and inform the king, 15 in order that search may be made in the book of the records of your fathers. You will find in the book of the records and learn that this city is a rebellious city, hurtful to kings and provinces, and that sedition was stirred up in it from of old. That was why this city was laid waste. 16 We make known to the king that if this city is rebuilt and its walls finished, you will then have no possession in the province Beyond the River.” The King Orders the Work to Cease 17 The king sent an answer: “To Rehum the commander and Shimshai the scribe and the rest of their associates who live in Samaria and in the rest of the province Beyond the River, greeting. And now 18 the letter that you sent to us has been plainly read before me. 19 And I made a decree, and search has been made, and it has been found that this city from of old has risen against kings, and that rebellion and sedition have been made in it. 20 And mighty kings have been over Jerusalem, who ruled over the whole province Beyond the River, to whom tribute, custom, and toll were paid. 21 Therefore make a decree that these men be made to cease, and that this city be not rebuilt, until a decree is made by me. 22 And take care not to be slack in this matter. Why should damage grow to the hurt of the king?” 23 Then, when the copy of King Artaxerxes' letter was read before Rehum and Shimshai the scribe and their associates, they went in haste to the Jews at Jerusalem and by force and power made them cease. 24 Then the work on the house of God that is in Jerusalem stopped, and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia. Footnotes [1] 4:7 Hebrew written in Aramaic and translated in Aramaic, indicating that 4:8–6:18 is in Aramaic; another interpretation is The letter was written in the Aramaic script and set forth in the Aramaic language [2] 4:14 Aramaic because the salt of the palace is our salt (ESV) Acts 4 (Listen) Peter and John Before the Council 4 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. 5 On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, 6 with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, 9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, 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, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. 11 This Jesus1 is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.2 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men3 by which we must be saved.” 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14 But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. 15 But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, 16 saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” 18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, 20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” 21 And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old. The Believers Pray for Boldness 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant,4 said by the Holy Spirit,   “‘Why did the Gentiles rage,    and the peoples plot in vain?26   The kings of the earth set themselves,    and the rulers were gathered together,    against the Lord and against his Anointed'5— 27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. They Had Everything in Common 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet. Footnotes [1] 4:11 Greek This one [2] 4:11 Greek the head of the corner [3] 4:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women [4] 4:25 Or child; also verses 27, 30 [5] 4:26 Or Christ (ESV)

Pasadena OPC
Acts 4:32-37

Pasadena OPC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 38:45


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Pasadena OPC
Acts 4:1-31

Pasadena OPC

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 47:26


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Messianic Apologetics
Acts 4:1-22: “Miracles Performed in the Name of Yeshua” – Divinity of Yeshua

Messianic Apologetics

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 12:23


“As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to them, being greatly disturbed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Yeshua the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them and put them in jail until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the message believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand. On the next day, their rulers and elders and scribes were gathered together in Jerusalem; and Annas the high priest was there, and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of high-priestly descent. When they had placed them in the center, they began to inquire, ‘By what power, or in what name, have you done this?' Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, ‘Rulers and elders of the people, if we are on trial today for a benefit done to a sick man, as to how this man has been made well, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Yeshua the Messiah the Nazarene, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by this name this man stands here before you in good health. He is the STONE WHICH WAS REJECTED by you, THE BUILDERS, but WHICH BECAME THE CHIEF CORNER stone [Psalm 118:22]. And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.' Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Yeshua. And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they had nothing to say in reply. But when they had ordered them to leave the Council, they began to confer with one another, saying, ‘What shall we do with these men? For the fact that a noteworthy miracle has taken place through them is apparent to all who live in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. But so that it will not spread any further among the people, let us warn them to speak no longer to any man in this name.' And when they had summoned them, they commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Yeshua. But Peter and John answered and said to them, ‘Whether it is right in the sight of God to give heed to you rather than to God, you be the judge; for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.' When they had threatened them further, they let them go (finding no basis on which to punish them) on account of the people, because they were all glorifying God for what had happened; for the man was more than forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed” (NASU).

Hope Downtown Minneapolis Podcast
Prayer for Boldness | Acts 4:23-31

Hope Downtown Minneapolis Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 28:05


Prayers Andy Karsky Hope Community Church - Downtown Minneapolis For more resources or to learn more about Hope Community Church, visit hopecc.com.

Calvary Chapel of the Cumberland Valley Podcast
Acts 4:32 - 5:11 - "Deadly Hypocrisy"

Calvary Chapel of the Cumberland Valley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 59:00


The Way 2 Play Free
What Do Others See? - Acts 4:13

The Way 2 Play Free

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 8:11


What do people see when they watch you compete? Who do people see in your daily actions? Living a life of intention and purpose begins with deciding how we want to show up. This episode gives you the opportunity to reflect on what type of competitor you are, and offers a suggestion on how to be more intentional in becoming the competitor you were created to become. This podcast is for athletes and coaches that are doing their best to follow Jesus. It's devoted to connecting Biblical truths to mental performance principles, so you can compete with a deeper purpose and perform at a higher level. If you're looking to grow your faith and your game, then this podcast is for you.

United Church of God Sermons
Acts of the Apostles: 10 - Acts 4:23-37

United Church of God Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 47:22


By Darris McNeely in Ambassador Bible College - November 16, 2022 - In this class we will discuss Acts 4:23-37 and talk about the importance of friendships, being bold in prayer and showing compassion to others.

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path
December 27: Matthew 24:13; Luke 8:15; John 9:4; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Galatians 6:8–10; Colossians 2:6–7; Genesis 18:14; John 10:27–28; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 7:25; Jude 24–25

ESV: Daily Light on the Daily Path

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 2:37


Morning: Matthew 24:13; Luke 8:15; John 9:4; 1 Corinthians 15:58; 2 Corinthians 1:24; Galatians 6:8–10; Colossians 2:6–7 Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. Knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.—As you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.—“But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”—“As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience.” For you stand firm in your faith. “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. Matthew 24:13 (Listen) 13 But the one who endures to the end will be saved. (ESV) Luke 8:15 (Listen) 15 As for that in the good soil, they are those who, hearing the word, hold it fast in an honest and good heart, and bear fruit with patience. (ESV) John 9:4 (Listen) 4 We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. (ESV) 1 Corinthians 15:58 (Listen) 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. (ESV) 2 Corinthians 1:24 (Listen) 24 Not that we lord it over your faith, but we work with you for your joy, for you stand firm in your faith. (ESV) Galatians 6:8–10 (Listen) 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. 10 So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (ESV) Colossians 2:6–7 (Listen) Alive in Christ 6 Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (ESV) Evening: Genesis 18:14; John 10:27–28; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; Philippians 1:6; Hebrews 7:25; Jude 24–25 He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him. “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”—“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.”—He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.—“Is anything too hard for the Lord?” Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. Genesis 18:14 (Listen) 14 Is anything too hard1 for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” Footnotes [1] 18:14 Or wonderful (ESV) John 10:27–28 (Listen) 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. (ESV) John 14:6 (Listen) 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (ESV) Acts 4:12 (Listen) 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men1 by which we must be saved.” Footnotes [1] 4:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women (ESV) Philippians 1:6 (Listen) 6 And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (ESV) Hebrews 7:25 (Listen) 25 Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost1 those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. Footnotes [1] 7:25 That is, completely; or at all times (ESV) Jude 24–25 (Listen) Doxology 24 Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, 25 to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time1 and now and forever. Amen. Footnotes [1] 1:25 Or before any age (ESV)

ABP - King James Version - Blended Mix - April Start
Day 267: 23 Isaiah 31-32; 20 Proverbs 24; 44 Acts 4

ABP - King James Version - Blended Mix - April Start

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2022 14:34


23 Isaiah 31-32; 20 Proverbs 24; 44 Acts 4

United Church of God Sermons
Acts of the Apostles: 09 - Acts 4:1-23

United Church of God Sermons

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022


By Darris McNeely in Ambassador Bible College, Deaf & Hard of Hearing - November 9, 2022 - In this class, we will discuss Acts 4:1-23 and notice the encounter Peter and John had with the Sanhedrin (Jewish leadership) and how disturbed they were by the apostles' teaching of Jesus Christ.

Calvary Chapel of the Cumberland Valley Podcast
Acts 4:1-31 - "Confronted for the Truth"

Calvary Chapel of the Cumberland Valley Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 59:00


Arise Ventura
Sermon: Acts 4:32-37 Unstoppable Community

Arise Ventura

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022


Acts 4:32-37 outlines 4 Unstoppable Characteristics of Corporate Community that we desperately need today. In this message we look at the early Jerusalem Church's example to see how an unstoppable church is one in which God is powerfully at work to glorify Jesus by manifestations of His power and grace. *This message is part of a larger series covering. Arise Ventura is journeying through The Acts in a dialogic teaching series. Much of what we're learning together comes through dialogue and discussion as the Spirit speaks to us through His word meditated on and obeyed. These recordings are meant to encourage the members of our church body and to equip them for mission and ministry in Ventura. If you would like to join the discussion, contact us at the Connect link above to find a Gospel Community near you.

Five Minutes in the Word
December 13, 2022. The Giving of the Early Church. Acts 4:34-37.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 9:19


12/13/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:34-37. The early church, having all things common, took care of the needs of all in the congregation. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 12, 2022. Life of the Early Church. Acts 4:32-33.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 10:05


12/12/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:32-33. The early church's love was evident in their giving to each other. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 11, 2022. God's Unusual Response to Prayer. Acts 4:31.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 9:39


12/11/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:31. The church receives a gracious answer to prayer from God, not in a word, but in power! Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 10, 2022. The Believers Pray for Boldness. Acts 4:27-30.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 10:22


12/10/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:27-30. The apostles and believers pray for boldness in the face of oppression to the preaching of the gospel. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 9, 2022. The Believers Pray Together. Acts 4:24-26.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2022 10:51


12/9/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:24-26. The believers pray the promises of God's Word found in Psalm 2 together. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 8, 2022. The Church Gathers to Pray. Acts 4:23-24a.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 9:32


11/8/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:23-24a. After being questioned, threatened, and released by the leaders, Peter and John gather with other believers to pray. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Sylvania Church
Acts 4:5-22

Sylvania Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 34:00


Preached over Acts 4-5-22 by Shane McGuire on December 4, 2022

Five Minutes in the Word
December 7, 2022. Peter and John Released. Acts 4:21-22.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 9:45


12/7/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:21-22. Peter and John were threatened and released because the leaders fear the people. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 6, 2022. The Apostles Respond to the Request to Silence Them. Acts 4:19-20.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 7:52


12/6/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4;19-20. Peter and John ask the council should they listen to them or God. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

ABP - King James Version - One Hour A Day - April Start
Day 233: 20 Proverbs 11-12; 26 Ezekiel 41-46; 19 Psalms 95-101; 44 Acts 4-7

ABP - King James Version - One Hour A Day - April Start

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 69:56


20 Proverbs 11-12; 26 Ezekiel 41-46; 19 Psalms 95-101; 44 Acts 4-7

Five Minutes in the Word
December 5, 2022. The Sanhedrin Council Gives the Apostles a Command. Acts 4:16-18.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 10:12


12/5/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:16-18. The council demands the Apostles to stop preaching and teaching in the name of Jesus. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 4, 2022. The Sanhedrin Council are Amazed. Acts 4:13-15.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 9:59


12/4/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:13-15. The leaders OG the council were amazed at the boldness and confidence of Peter and John. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Five Minutes in the Word
December 3, 2022. Peter Boldly Addresses the Sanhedrin. Acts 4:8-12.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 9:54


12/3/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:8-12. Peter addresses the leaders and the crowd that salvation is only in the name of Jesus. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Sermons - Fellowship Bible Church
Acts-Triumph of the Gospel - Acts 4:32-5:16- Part 13

Sermons - Fellowship Bible Church

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 42:20


“Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart, praising God and having favor with all the people.”  (Acts 2:46-47). “And the word of God kept on spreading; and the number of the disciples continued to increase greatly . . .”  (Acts 6:&). “So the church throughout Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.”  (Acts 9:31). “So the churches were being strengthened in the faith, and were increasing in number daily.”  (Acts 16:5). “So the word of the Lord was growing mightily and prevailing.”  (Acts 19:20). WOW!!   Just about on every page of the book of Acts we see the amazing story of THE TRIUMPH OF THE GOSPEL even in the darkest of times.   So what did the early church as described in Acts have that the modern church today doesn't have?  Answer:  ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!  God has given to us today the very same thing that He gave the early church.  As we begin our journey into this faithful and carefully written history of the early church by Doctor Luke, let's pray that God will instill a new excitement and joy for what He has done and can continue to do by His Holy Spirit through the Church of Jesus Christ today, so that the TRIUMPH OF THE GOSPEL  can be experienced even now in the dark days in which we live.

Five Minutes in the Word
December 2, 2022. Peter and John are Brought Before the Council. Acts 4:5-7.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 9:49


12/2/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:5-7. The actions and words of Peter and John threaten the religious leaders who did not believe in bodily resurrection. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

ABP - King James Version - One Hour A Day - January Start
Day 337: 20 Proverbs 7-8; 24 Jeremiah 1-5; 19 Psalms 17-19; 44 Acts 4-7

ABP - King James Version - One Hour A Day - January Start

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 67:36


20 Proverbs 7-8; 24 Jeremiah 1-5; 19 Psalms 17-19; 44 Acts 4-7

Five Minutes in the Word
December 1, 2022. Apostles Peter and John Arrested. Acts 4:1-4.

Five Minutes in the Word

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 10:01


12/1/22. Five Minutes in the Word scriptures for today: Acts 4:1-4. Apostles Peter and John are arrested for preaching the resurrection of Christ. Resources: enduringword.com; Matthew Henry Complete Commentary; logos.com; and Life Application Study Bible. #Podchaser list of "60 Best Podcasts to Discover for November 2021" #MinutesWord; @MinutesWord; #dailydevotional #christianpodcast #MinutesWord #christianpodcaster Listen, like, follow, share! Available on Spotify and most podcast apps! Financial support is welcome at https://anchor.fm/esbc-webmaster #prayforukraine #pray

Bethlehem Bible Church Podcast
We Cannot Be Silent - [Acts 4:13-22]

Bethlehem Bible Church Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022


The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)
Day 325: Boldness in Faith (2022)

The Bible in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 21, 2022 25:24


Fr. Mike highlights the boldness of Peter and John in our reading from Acts as they stand before the council of church leaders and defend the name of Jesus. He also addresses Paul's writings on God's grace given to us in our sinfulness and the war between good and evil present within ourselves. Today's readings are Acts 4, Romans 6-7, and Proverbs 27:4-6. For the complete reading plan, visit ascensionpress.com/bibleinayear. Please note: The Bible contains adult themes that may not be suitable for children - parental discretion is advised.

The Bible Recap
Day 321 (Acts 4-6) - Year 4

The Bible Recap

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 9:14


SHOW NOTES:  - All the info you need to START is on our website! Seriously, go there. - Join our PATREON community for bonus perks! - Get your TBR merch - Show credits   FROM TODAY'S PODCAST: - The Bible Recap credits   SOCIALS: The Bible Recap: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter D-Group: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter TLC: Instagram | Facebook | Twitter   D-GROUP: The Bible Recap is brought to you by D-Group - an international network of discipleship and accountability groups that meet weekly in homes and churches: Find or start one near you today!   DISCLAIMER: The Bible Recap, Tara-Leigh Cobble, and affiliates are not a church, pastor, spiritual authority, or counseling service. Listeners and viewers consume this content on a voluntary basis and assume all responsibility for the resulting consequences and impact.

One Single Story
November 17th: Acts 4:32-37; 5:1-11

One Single Story

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2022 20:42


One Single Story: Day 321 In the story of Ananias and Sapphira, why would they claim to be giving all when they weren't? In today's conversation, Pastors Stephen Mizell, Alyssa Bream and Jay Rivenbark discuss lying and conspiring to do wrong. The result in this story is reminiscent of punishments in the Old Testament. Do people still die because of their actions toward God? November 17th: Acts 4-6 For more on One Single Story, visit onesinglestory.com.

ESV: Straight through the Bible
November 14: Acts 4–6

ESV: Straight through the Bible

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2022 12:13


Acts 4–6 Acts 4–6 (Listen) Peter and John Before the Council 4 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, 2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. 5 On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, 6 with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, 9 if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, 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, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. 11 This Jesus1 is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone.2 12 And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men3 by which we must be saved.” 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14 But seeing the man who was healed standing beside them, they had nothing to say in opposition. 15 But when they had commanded them to leave the council, they conferred with one another, 16 saying, “What shall we do with these men? For that a notable sign has been performed through them is evident to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may spread no further among the people, let us warn them to speak no more to anyone in this name.” 18 So they called them and charged them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge, 20 for we cannot but speak of what we have seen and heard.” 21 And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened. 22 For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old. The Believers Pray for Boldness 23 When they were released, they went to their friends and reported what the chief priests and the elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, they lifted their voices together to God and said, “Sovereign Lord, who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them, 25 who through the mouth of our father David, your servant,4 said by the Holy Spirit,   “‘Why did the Gentiles rage,    and the peoples plot in vain?26   The kings of the earth set themselves,    and the rulers were gathered together,    against the Lord and against his Anointed'5— 27 for truly in this city there were gathered together against your holy servant Jesus, whom you anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, along with the Gentiles and the peoples of Israel, 28 to do whatever your hand and your plan had predestined to take place. 29 And now, Lord, look upon their threats and grant to your servants to continue to speak your word with all boldness, 30 while you stretch out your hand to heal, and signs and wonders are performed through the name of your holy servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God with boldness. They Had Everything in Common 32 Now the full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. 33 And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. 34 There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold 35 and laid it at the apostles' feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need. 36 Thus Joseph, who was also called by the apostles Barnabas (which means son of encouragement), a Levite, a native of Cyprus, 37 sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles' feet. Ananias and Sapphira 5 But a man named Ananias, with his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property, 2 and with his wife's knowledge he kept back for himself some of the proceeds and brought only a part of it and laid it at the apostles' feet. 3 But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back for yourself part of the proceeds of the land? 4 While it remained unsold, did it not remain your own? And after it was sold, was it not at your disposal? Why is it that you have contrived this deed in your heart? You have not lied to man but to God.” 5 When Ananias heard these words, he fell down and breathed his last. And great fear came upon all who heard of it. 6 The young men rose and wrapped him up and carried him out and buried him. 7 After an interval of about three hours his wife came in, not knowing what had happened. 8 And Peter said to her, “Tell me whether you6 sold the land for so much.” And she said, “Yes, for so much.” 9 But Peter said to her, “How is it that you have agreed together to test the Spirit of the Lord? Behold, the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out.” 10 Immediately she fell down at his feet and breathed her last. When the young men came in they found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her beside her husband. 11 And great fear came upon the whole church and upon all who heard of these things. Many Signs and Wonders Done 12 Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. 13 None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. 14 And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15 so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. 16 The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed. The Apostles Arrested and Freed 17 But the high priest rose up, and all who were with him (that is, the party of the Sadducees), and filled with jealousy 18 they arrested the apostles and put them in the public prison. 19 But during the night an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors and brought them out, and said, 20 “Go and stand in the temple and speak to the people all the words of this Life.” 21 And when they heard this, they entered the temple at daybreak and began to teach. Now when the high priest came, and those who were with him, they called together the council, all the senate of the people of Israel, and sent to the prison to have them brought. 22 But when the officers came, they did not find them in the prison, so they returned and reported, 23 “We found the prison securely locked and the guards standing at the doors, but when we opened them we found no one inside.” 24 Now when the captain of the temple and the chief priests heard these words, they were greatly perplexed about them, wondering what this would come to. 25 And someone came and told them, “Look! The men whom you put in prison are standing in the temple and teaching the people.” 26 Then the captain with the officers went and brought them, but not by force, for they were afraid of being stoned by the people. 27 And when they had brought them, they set them before the council. And the high priest questioned them, 28 saying, “We strictly charged you not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching, and you intend to bring this man's blood upon us.” 29 But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by hanging him on a tree. 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.” 33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. 35 And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men. 36 For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice, 40 and when they had called in the apostles, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 Then they left the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the name. 42 And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching that the Christ is Jesus. Seven Chosen to Serve 6 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists7 arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore, brothers,8 pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. 6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them. 7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith. Stephen Is Seized 8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. 10 But they could not withstand the wisdom and the Spirit with which he was speaking. 11 Then they secretly instigated men who said, “We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses and God.” 12 And they stirred up the people and the elders and the scribes, and they came upon him and seized him and brought him before the council, 13 and they set up false witnesses who said, “This man never ceases to speak words against this holy place and the law, 14 for we have heard him say that this Jesus of Nazareth will destroy this place and will change the customs that Moses delivered to us.” 15 And gazing at him, all who sat in the council saw that his face was like the face of an angel. Footnotes [1] 4:11 Greek This one [2] 4:11 Greek the head of the corner [3] 4:12 The Greek word anthropoi refers here to both men and women [4] 4:25 Or child; also verses 27, 30 [5] 4:26 Or Christ [6] 5:8 The Greek for you is plural here [7] 6:1 That is, Greek-speaking Jews [8] 6:3 Or brothers and sisters (ESV)

A Year in the Bible with Daily Grace

The Bible tells one big story of redemption. Today, we are journeying through Acts 4-6 and exploring how it points to Jesus, where it fits into the story of Scripture, and how the truth of God's Word impacts our lives. Follow along with us in the Story of Redemption Study Vol. 4, today on page 72. Visit The Daily Grace Co. for the Story of Redemption bundle and for more beautiful products that will equip you on your journey to knowing and loving God more. Follow @dailygracepodcast on Instagram for exclusive podcast content and @thedailygraceco for all things The Daily Grace Co. Subscribe to the Daily Grace Podcast on iTunes or Spotify. Read the Bible in a year with us in the Bible App.