Speak Up and Speak Out
April 18, 2021

Speak Up and Speak Out

Passage: Acts 4:18-20
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4:1 The priests and the captain of the temple guard along with the Sadducees
came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people. 2 They
were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and
proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. 3 They seized Peter and
John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail. 4 But many who heard
the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
5 The next day the rulers, elders and teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6 Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander
and the other men of the high priest’s family. 7 They had Peter and John
brought before them and began to question them saying,:
C: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
L: 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the
people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown
to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, 10 then know this, you and all
the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you
crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you
C: 11 Jesus is ‘‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the
L: 12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven
given to men by which we must be saved…”
18 The leaders commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of
Jesus. 19 But Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right
in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. 20 For we cannot help speaking
about what we have seen and heard.” 

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