October 3, 2021

When Kingdoms Collide

Passage: Acts 5:40-42

When I preached last Sunday, the text I used went all the way to the end of chapter 5.
My focus was on looking at Professor Gamaliel’s thinking that helped navigate a very
difficult situation. He did not try and convince them of an new truth that they not
already believe. Rather he simply take the elements of their existing world-view and
come up with an action plan that would avoid spiritual harm and keep open the
possibility of discovering the truth of who Jesus Christ might be. So, we looked at how
professor Gamaliel saved the day but we also looked at how his reasoning can be
applied to the issues we are facing today.
But there is something we did not look at. And that is the last three verses of last
Sunday’s text. This deals with what happened to the Apostles after their Sanhedrin clash
and that is what I am going to focus on this week.

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