The Apostles appear on trial before the Council and their trial progresses. We see:

  • Two things the Lord used to subdue the wickedness of the Council - the confidence of Peter and John and the undeniable miracle they had performed.
  • That nevertheless the Council responded wickedly in the light of these things.
  • Peter and John’s Godly defense - refusing to submit to the Council’s command not to teach any longer in the name of Jesus.
  • The release of the Apostles due to the Council’s fear of the people, who were glorifying God for the miracle they had seen.

We again apply these events to ourselves and to our own efforts in evangelism, seeking to draw encouragement from the account to be more bold in our endeavors for the Lord.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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