Week 4, Day 5
Week 4, Day 5
January 28, 2022
Scripture: Acts 4
These first several chapters of Acts track out the changes that have occurred in the life of Peter. He has gone from embarrassed and ashamed denier of Christ, to one of Jesus’ greatest and boldest advocates. Consider the guilt and shame we see in Peter towards the end of Luke’s Gospel, to where he is now as a bold proclaimer of Christ. The change is quite remarkable.
There is an even greater change, one that comes in the hearts of people who believe in Jesus as Lord and Savior. Their lives have become one. They care for and meet the needs of one another. No one is in need. Consider the remarkable change it takes for people to think outside of themselves, trust in God and care for the needs of people. It’s a lot!
This incredible change is something that is needed still today. Those 1st Century folks didn’t walk with Jesus as Peter did. They were at the mercy of the accounts of the Apostles. We have this in common with them. We need the Apostles teaching too. We listen to them, as they tell us who Jesus is and what he has done.
How will we respond to Peter’s message? Will we trust in their message? Will we care for one another with boldness and great faith?
Will we claim Jesus as both our Lord and Messiah, no matter the consequences?
We affirm and believe today that there is no other name given that can save. His name is Jesus.
God bless, have a great day!
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Jordan Ickes, Minister of Etna Green Church of Christ.