Acts 5 (Key verse, Acts 5:29)
What does our obligation to obey Christ involve?
How do you respond to opposition?
The number one thing we are committed to at Connection Church is teaching about Jesus. That might seem a bit odd since that’s what a church is supposed to do. Sadly, some churches don’t. As my two oldest boys left for college and began looking for a church to attend, the main advice I gave them was to look for a church that preaches Jesus. “If the preacher never mentions the name of Jesus run for the hills.” Peter said that they must obey God rather than people. That’s where churches get themselves into trouble. When you start teaching about Jesus it makes people (especially religious people) uncomfortable. The last verse of chapter 5 sums it up. And every day, in the Temple and from house to house, they continued to teach and preach this message: “Jesus is the Messiah.” The central message of Connection Church will always be Jesus.
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Our obligation to Christ involves everything. That’s the easy answer, but living it is not easy. Only by the power of the spirit may we actually be able to hope for the ability to meet that obligation. As far as oposition, where we live there are no “real” consequences to giving as much as we can to Jesus. So what if people think we’re crazy, do we really care what human’s think? We only need to be concerned with what God thinks of us.
I love in verse 38 where Gamaliel says, “For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men.” I have heard you say many times that you want what God wants for Connection Church and not what may be “the popular thing to do” as a church. I think this verse backs that up and should be encouraging that if we are doing as a Church what God is asking us to do, then nobody will be able to stop us!
In the words of Kirk Franklin “Preach Preacher.”
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