20 June 2021 (am) Acts 4:23-31
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 20th June 2021.|
After being interrogated and threatened by the Sanhedrin, Peter and John are released and they return to the fellowship of their brothers and sisters.
Together, they bring everything before the Lord in prayer, they remind each other that God is Sovereign and they ask for courage to keep on witnessing.
In this little portrait of the Jerusalem church we find guidance to help us know how we too should respond when we face opposition from the world.
Q Read v23-31. What is the first thing that Peter and John do when they are released? What does this tell us about how we should deal with opposition from the world? Why is being committed to the local church so important?
Q Where do these believers turn for help? What essential truth do they remind each other of in v24? Why is this such an important starting point?
Q In v25-28 they quote Psalm 2 to each other. What is this Psalm about?
Q How do they apply that Psalm directly to their situation in v27-28? How is Psalm 2 still relevant to us today?
Q What do these disciples ask for in v29-30? Why?
Q Does “speaking the word of God boldly” (v31) always involve preaching? What are some ways that each of us could be more courageous is speaking God’s Word?