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Acts 4:1-22 sunday August 6,2017

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3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4
The New King James Version. (1982). (). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.Text

Peter and John Arrested

4 Now as they spoke to the people, the [priests,][ the captain of the temple,] and the [Sadducees] came upon them, 2 being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4 However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Addressing the Sanhedrin

5 And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, 6 as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem. 7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?”

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

The Name of Jesus Forbidden

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. 14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. [15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, “What shall we do to these men??? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”]

>>18 So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. <<19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done. 22 For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.!

4 Now as they spoke to the people, the [priests,][ the captain of the temple,] and the [Sadducees] came upon them, 2 being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead
here we have four three divisions of people:
the Disciples, Peter & John.
the Lame man
the people of the temple who now are gathered.
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Now we have added people to the situation: the Powers that be.
Priest,
Capetian of the Temple (and by default the temple Guard),
Capetian of the Temple (and by default the temple Guard),
Finally the Sanhedrin verse two adds emotional commentary that they where “greatly disturbed that they taught and preached in Jesus and the resurrection from the dead”
3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening.
they kept them overnight: because the miracle was late in the day.
verse two adds emotional commentary that they where “greatly disturbed that they taught and preached in Jesus and the resurrection from the dead”

4 However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. 4

the Number of them that believed increased. because of the proof of the power of christ. the number is considered 5000.

5 And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, 6 as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

4 However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

6 as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.
Annas the high priest, before whom the Lord it’s been first taken. He formally was high priest but perhaps is allowed to retain the title is courtesy.
Annas the high priest, before whom the Lord it’s been first taken. He formally was high priest but perhaps is allowed to retain the title is courtesy.
Caiaphas, the son-in-law of analysis who presided at the trial the Lord.
John and Alexander, when nothing else is known.
All who were of the family of the high priest, men of high priestly descent.
these are the same people who tried and delivered Jesus.

7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?”

this is key. because of the power of an on going relationship with Jesus, the Lord was able to use the disciple, as a conduit of power and grace.
–128 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
the st–128 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is noJ
Peter quotes this Jesus whom you killed has become the foundation of redemption.

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. 14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. [15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves, 16 saying, “What shall we do to these men??? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.”]

they Never denied the resurrection of Jesus, nor could they deny the miracle.
real works of God cannot be denied.

>>18 So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. <<19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done. 22 For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.!

now we have the stand off. peter will not stop being a witness to the things that he was called to be a witness of.
so then peter does not lie, he tells them in the face of these threats that he would obey God.
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