Acts 4:13-22 Warning Shot, Pt. 2

Acts 4:14-22 ~ Warning Shot, Pt. 2 (Conclusion)

This week we studied the stern “cease and desist” warning issued by the Sanhedrin to Peter and John following the healing of the lame man. Although they could not deny the fact that the man was healed—and his healing was permanent—in an effort to contain this emerging movement and control the damage that could result from further growth, the council issued a stern warning accompanied by threats should they continue calling on Jesus’ name.

It became crystal clear that they were unmoved by the miracle, and they issued an official warning to the apostles prohibiting them from preaching, teaching, healing, and even uttering the name of the resurrected Jesus of Nazareth. This was a legally-binding warning: The next time they would not be so lenient. 

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Acts 4:14-22 ~ Warning Shot, pt. 2 (Conclusion)

Can’t argue with the facts; Official warning & threats; Brave apostles

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Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission). She and her husband of 22 years have one son who is in the 11th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and 1w9 on the Enneagram. She enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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