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On Trial For Doing The Right Thing...
Acts: Send Me
Scripture Text: Acts 4
Why do bad things happen to good people? I've met a lot of people who really wrestle with that
Why do kids go hungry, or have to live with bodies that are plagued by illness? Why do hard
It's hard for us to understand why it's the victim who dies in the car accident rather than the
Today we'll continue looking at a man who did nothing wrong and yet was born crippled, and
They were not celebrating at all. Instead they grabbed Peter and John, and threw them in jail for
This may not be the most comforting thought, but I think it's important to remember that Jesus
He said that we would suffer, and He said that it would be because of Him.
He isn't talking about our poor choices. These things are a result of us living for Him.
If we're not experiencing these kinds of trials we may need to reevaluate some things.
These kinds of trials have a purpose.
Peter pointed to Christ with the things He said - Jesus promised to give them the words to say.
It was evident that they had been with Jesus - verse 13
Grace and confidence under this kind of pressure are some of the best indicators of the change
It's not usually when things are going well that people take note of our faith. Instead, it's when
Horatio Spafford - Lost investment properties due to the Chicago fire. Then lost his four
1. When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
2. Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Our suffering can be a platform for telling others about our hope in Christ.
III. Trials show what we're made of – verses 13-20
On the other hand, scripture teaches us that trails are like a refiners fire which can purify and
James 1: 2-5
A blacksmith uses heat and pressure to form and strengthen metal. Sometimes God does the
Live a life that draws fire
Shine for Christ when it life is dark
At times I feel like I’m on trial for doing the right thing but I know it’s just a phase I have to go through to get to people
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