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Acts 4 - AMP

2 Being vexed and indignant through and through because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 So they laid hands on them (arrested them) and put them in prison until the following day, for it was already evening. 4 But many of those who heard the message believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on Jesus as the Christ). And their number grew and came to about 5,000. 5 Then on the following day, their magistrates and elders and scribes were assembled in Jerusalem, 6 Including Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander and all others who belonged to the high priestly relationship. 7 And they set the men in their midst and repeatedly demanded, By what sort of power or by what kind of authority did you do this ? 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, Rulers of the people and members of the council (the Sanhedrin), 9 If we are being put on trial today and examined concerning a good deed done to benefit a feeble (helpless) cripple, by what means this man has been restored to health, 10 Let it be known and understood by all of you, and by the whole house of Israel, that in the name and through the power and authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Whom you crucified, Whom God raised from the dead, in Him and by means of Him this man is standing here before you well and sound in body. 11 This is the Stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which has become the Head of the corner . 12 And there is salvation in and through no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. 13 Now when they saw the boldness and unfettered eloquence of Peter and John and perceived that they were unlearned and untrained in the schools , they marveled; and they recognized that they had been with Jesus. 14 And since they saw the man who had been cured standing there beside them, they could not contradict the fact or say anything in opposition. 15 But having ordered to go aside out of the council , they conferred (debated) among themselves, 16 Saying, What are we to do with these men? For that an extraordinary miracle has been performed by (through) them is plain to all the residents of Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But in order that it may not spread further among the people and the nation, let us warn and forbid them with a stern threat to speak any more to anyone in this name . 18 they summoned them and imperatively instructed them not to converse in any way or teach at all in or about the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied to them, Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you and obey you rather than God, you must decide (judge). 20 But we cannot help telling what we have seen and heard. 21 Then when had further threatened them, they let them go, not seeing how they could secure a conviction against them because of the people; for everybody was praising and glorifying God for what had occurred. 22 For the man on whom this sign (miracle) of healing was performed was more than forty years old. 23 After they were permitted to go, returned to their own and told all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 And when they heard it, lifted their voices together with one united mind to God and said, O Sovereign Lord, You are He Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything that is in them, 25 Who by the mouth of our forefather David, Your servant and child, said through the Holy Spirit, Why did the heathen (Gentiles) become wanton and insolent and rage, and the people imagine and study and plan vain (fruitless) things ? 26 The kings of the earth took their stand in array and the rulers were assembled and combined together against the Lord and against His Anointed (Christ, the Messiah). 27 For in this city there actually met and plotted together against Your holy Child and Servant Jesus, Whom You consecrated by anointing, both Herod and Pontius Pilate with the Gentiles and peoples of Israel, 28 To carry out all that Your hand and Your will and purpose had predestined (predetermined) should occur. 29 And now, Lord, observe their threats and grant to Your bond servants to declare Your message fearlessly, 30 While You stretch out Your hand to cure and to perform signs and wonders through the authority and by the power of the name of Your holy Child and Servant Jesus. 31 And when they had prayed, the place in which they were assembled was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they continued to speak the Word of God with freedom and boldness and courage. 32 Now the company of believers was of one heart and soul, and not one of them claimed that anything which he possessed was his own, but everything they had was in common and for the use of all. 33 And with great strength and ability and power the apostles delivered their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace (loving-kindness and favor and goodwill) rested richly upon them all. 34 Nor was there a destitute or needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses proceeded to sell them, and one by one they brought (gave back) the amount received from the sales 35 And laid it at the feet of the apostles (special messengers). Then distribution was made according as anyone had need. 36 Now Joseph, a Levite and native of Cyprus who was surnamed Barnabas by the apostles, which interpreted means Son of Encouragement, 37 Sold a field which belonged to him and brought the sum of money and laid it at the feet of the apostles.

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Things I know about 2017
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jan, 2017
Summary: We may face rejection and even persecution in 2017 for what we believe in and for how we express and even repeat the scriptures that are the foundation of our faith. But don’t let that intimidate you.
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Shared by: John WIlkinson on Dec, 2016
Summary: Can others tell that you have been with the King?
Jonathan Vorce avatar
7 Keys to God's Miracle Working Power
Shared by: Jonathan Vorce on Dec, 2016
Summary: This message addresses 7 areas of interest that can move us closer to experiencing God's miracle working power in our lives. I trust it is a spiritual help to you!
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
No Pain No Gain
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Nov, 2016
Summary: There is no gain without pain so being a voice for God will bring you opposition
Scripture: Acts 4:1-4
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 114
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Oct, 2016
Summary: He is all we need in our lives today.
Scott Jewell avatar
It's Me Oh Lord (Standing In The Need Of Prayer)
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Sep, 2016
Summary: Where do we turn when the world stands against us? Here are some thoughts that come from the early church response to opposition.
Scripture: Acts 4:23-31
Views: 104
Craig Benner avatar
¡Que Impresionante!
Shared by: Craig Benner on Sep, 2016
Summary: Todos dejamos impresiones. Hay huellas que dan evidencia de nuestra vida espiritual.
Scripture: Acts 3:6-4:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 101
Scott Jewell avatar
Standing Up To Opposition
Shared by: Scott Jewell on Sep, 2016
Summary: We praise God when life is good, how do we respond when facing oppostion? We look at the aftermath of the miracle at the Beautiful Gate.
Scripture: Acts 4:1-22
Views: 542
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Perseverance In The Midst Of Persecution
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Sep, 2016
Summary: A sermon examining how to keep on when trouble comes your way.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 4:1-22
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,156
Dean Courtier avatar
What is our Motivation to Evangelise?
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Sep, 2016
Summary: Motivated because JESUS commands us. Motivated because of our LOVE for God and other people. Motivated by the REALITY of Heaven and Hell.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Acts 4:12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 221
Michael Deutsch avatar
A Man You Need to Know - Barnabas
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jul, 2016
Summary: A Father's Day Sermon about a man we need to know, Barnabas.
Scripture: Acts 4:32-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,266
Rev. Dwayne Kight avatar
Where is your power
Shared by: Rev. Dwayne Kight on Jun, 2016
Summary: A sermon intended on helping us understand how powerful we can be and where that power comes from.
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,660
Curtis E. Nester avatar
The First Persecution of the Church
Shared by: Curtis E. Nester on May, 2016
Summary: The church persecuted by the world, but is triumphant
Scripture: Acts 4:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 465
Jay Tigner avatar
The Church's First Opposition
Shared by: Jay Tigner on May, 2016
Summary: Satan attacked the church and attacks the church often by using opposing philosophies and beliefs held by man.
Series: Acts
Scripture: Acts 4:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 106
Rick Crandall avatar
Show Your Love for the Lord
Shared by: Rick Crandall on May, 2016
Summary: How can we show our love for the Lord Jesus Christ? 1. Give glory to the Lord (vs. 7-11). 2. Speak up about His salvation (vs. 10-12). 3. Demonstrate the difference Jesus has made in your life (vs. 13).
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Be Bold for Christ
Shared by: Doug Gorman on Apr, 2016
Summary: We need to be bold for Christ and His Church!
Rudolf E. Y. Mensah avatar
You Need A Notable Miracle
Shared by: Rudolf E. Y. Mensah on Mar, 2016
Summary: Friend, not until you ask God to bestow upon you the power to manifest your manifestation; your entire life will never be programmed for any notable miracle at all. A notable miracle is very important and deserving attention. A notable miracle is very crucial and good looking by appearance.
Scripture: Acts 4:16-22
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 315
Bill Brazell avatar
Handling Persecution
Shared by: Bill Brazell on Mar, 2016
Summary: Persecution has always been a part of following Christ. Don’t react harshly to persecution. Be filled with the Spirit. Use persecution as an opportunity to be a witness for Christ. Be obedient to God above all. Draw together with the church in prayer and fellowship to complete the mission.
Scripture: Acts 4:1-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 166
Richard Tow avatar
How to Thrive in Persecution
Shared by: Richard Tow on Feb, 2016
Summary: Dr. Tow shares six keys to thriving in persecution. Persecution is discussed in context of personal struggle as well as through the lens of our cultural climate.
Scripture: Acts 4:1-37
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 578
Tim Smith avatar
Counting the Cost of Finance
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: Money and Marriage. there’s 3 major reasons couples get divorced: communication problems, infidelity but money tops the list
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Quote the Verse Which Declares Only Jesus Can Give Us Salvation
Shared by: Sean Lester on Jan, 2016
Summary: This is an declaration meant to inform the listener that if salvation is desired, then there is only one path and that is through Jesus Christ.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 4:12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 299
Denn Guptill avatar
Dying to Give
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jan, 2016
Summary: This message looks at why Ananias and Sapphira had to die after giving half of the price of their field to the early church.
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Scripture: Acts 4:34-5:6
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 468
Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid avatar
Shared by: Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Dec, 2015
Summary: The good news gospel of Christ Jesus tested the hearts of the Jewish sect in Jerusalem to threaten believers to persecution but the power of transformation in Apostle Paul made believers out of those who dwelled in disbelief.
Scripture: Acts 4:17-9:2
Denomination: Friends
Views: 104
Mark Mitchell avatar
Characteristics of a Healthy Church 2
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Dec, 2015
Summary: Churches need to be Spiritually Healthy
Scripture: Acts 4:1-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 306
James Lee avatar
My Faith is saying Go but my fear is shouting NO!
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Series: Acts Series
James Lee avatar
The Power of a Prayer Meeting
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Scripture: Acts 4:23-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 658
James Lee avatar
Harmony of the Early Church
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Scripture: Acts 4:32-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 181
James Lee avatar
From Harmony to Hypocrisy part 1
Shared by: James Lee on Dec, 2015
Summary: I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.
Gordon Curley avatar
The Church In Prayer
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Nov, 2015
Summary: The Church in Prayer - Acts chapter 4 verses 23-31 - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Acts 4:23-31
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 662
Stephen Belokur avatar
The Name of Jesus
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Nov, 2015
Summary: Can someone be saved in the name of the Father or in the name of the Holy Spirit? Why is there such power in the name of Jesus?
Scripture: Acts 4:11-12
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 2,688