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Time With Jesus

Posted: Thursday, June 6

Pastor Tanto // Executive Pastor

Pastor Tanto // Executive Pastor

June 6 Readings:

1 Kings 1:1-53
Acts 4:1-37
Psalm 124:1-8
Proverbs 16:24 

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When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13) 

Today’s reading comes out of Acts 4.  Peter and John were teaching and preaching the people in the temple with boldness after the miraculous healing of a lame man.  This resulted in their incarceration from the religious leaders.  The next day they were interrogated and asked by what power or what name do they all of this. Filled with the Holy Spirit, Peter answers them that it was Jesus whom they all crucified, that is who gave them authority.  He concluded, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:13). 

The religious leaders acknowledged that Peter and John were unschooled (agrammatos) and ordinary (idiotes). In other words, according to the original Greek, they were illiterate and ignorant.  However, there was something different about them.   Simply listening to the way these two fishermen talked with their Galilean accent, the interrogators knew that they had spent time with Jesus.  

Peter and John spent 3 years following Jesus.  Now here they are, being treated like criminals for healing someone.  Just like Jesus, their message pointed to the One that sent them.  The way they talked sounded like Jesus.  The way they treated others was just like Jesus.  The way they boldly proclaimed the works of God was just like Jesus.  

My prayer for you today is that you can be just like Jesus. I encourage you to spend time with Him. Then you can talk like Him, pray like Him, read His word, and ultimately live like Him.  The people around you need to experience Jesus and they can get a taste of it by experiencing you.