Posts Tagged ‘Acts’

Imitating Jesus and his true followers goes beyond external acts, words, and appearances to also encompassing underlying character and inner convictions, to be solid examples able to gracefully withstand opposition.

1 Thessalonians 1:4-7

4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.

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When God provided ‘in your face’ evidence, while many elite remained stubborn, others wisely followed.

Acts 3:6-7

But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.

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