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Daily Reading Acts 4

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 1  And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

 2  Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

 3  And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

 4  Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

 5  And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

 6  And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

 7  And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

 8  Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

 9  If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

 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.

 11  This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

 12  Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

 13  Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

 14  And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

 15  But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

 16  Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

 17  But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

 18  And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

 19  But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

 20  For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

 21  So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

 22  For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

 23  And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

 24  And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

 25  Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

 26  The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

 27  For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

 28  For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

 29  And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

 30  By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

 31  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

 32  And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

 33  And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

 34  Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

 35  And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

 36  And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

 37  Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

About liv4Christ4ever

Seeking to promote true life through Jesus Christ by making the Gospel relevant to our lives today. Presenting the word of God as the final authority on how we as believers, hypocrites and those yet to believe should live in order to please our Creator. One thing is sure, the creature (all creation) was created for a purpose. We will do well by acknowledging our Creator and using His gift of free will to accomplish His purposes. According to scripture “Every knee will bow (Submission) and every tongue will confess (Confession)” to Jesus Christ the Lord. We just choose to submit and confess Christ’s Lordship daily that we might live with Him now and forever.


7 thoughts on “Daily Reading Acts 4

  1. It’s amazing to see the difference the Holy Ghost makes in the life of the believer. Peter just a few months prior under threat of persecution cussed, lied, and denied. But now he stands boldly proclaiming the truth of the Gospel even at the risk of torture. We to shall be equipped to be a fearless witness for Christ being full of the Holy Ghost. Its no longer time for a little dab will do. We can’t be full of ourselves and full of the Holy Spirit. So like John the Baptist we must decrease so He can increase.


    Posted by liv4christ4ever | July 4, 2014, 1:15 pm
  2. Love reading this chapter, Here are men of learning and power, and both Peter and John did not back down. They were bold.Giving God all the glory.Been together withprayers and showing faith help us to speak the world of God with boldness.And now they abounded in charity, all things common,


    Posted by eleanor fitch | July 4, 2014, 2:33 pm
  3. I like the part where they held all things in common. If we would focus more on making sure that everyone’s needs are met, instead of being focused on having more & better stuff than someone else, we could do more to promote the gospel. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.


    Posted by openhandfellowship | July 4, 2014, 10:10 pm
    • Preferring one another is difficult for the proud person. I believe in their gratitude for salvation, now clearly understanding that we all deserve Hell, really shaped their priorities. So the paradigm shift occurs as they embrace true life. True living starts when we reconcile right relationship with God. At this point what excites Heaven begins to excite us.


      Posted by liv4christ4ever | July 5, 2014, 4:32 am
  4. This chapter really got me to thinking. I believe there were two distinct actions that caused Peter to speak with boldness; the fact that he was now filled with the Holy Ghost coupled with his prior witnessing of Christ’s resurrection. Remember, Peter denied Jesus! Now, the full impact of what Jesus said must have “changed” his perception and the infilling of the Holy Ghost solidified his boldness. Also, respectfully I add, the scripture states in v32,… those that believed were of one heart and one soul thus were on one accord and shared of their possessions (not ALL). Interestingly to note, Joses, a Levite owned land which was not allowed in Israel of the priesthood.


    Posted by Jinjax | July 5, 2014, 3:16 am

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