Acts 4:1-22 – Easter 2016
This passage records the first run-in that the early church had with the authorities. Peter and John are jailed - for healing a lame man and preaching about the Resurrection. Their boldness before the religious leaders astonishes their interrogators as they proclaim with confidence that Jesus is the Messiah. The message has practical application for how we must "be with Jesus" in order to be prepared to answer those who challenge us.