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strkjv@Acts:4:1 @ And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
strkjv@Acts:4:2 @ Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
strkjv@Acts:4:3 @ And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.
strkjv@Acts:4:4 @ Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.
strkjv@Acts:4:5 @ And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,
strkjv@Acts:4:6 @ And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.
strkjv@Acts:4:7 @ And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?
strkjv@Acts:4:8 @ Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,
strkjv@Acts:4:9 @ If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;
strkjv@Acts:4:10 @ Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
strkjv@Acts:4:11 @ This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
strkjv@Acts:4:12 @ Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
strkjv@Acts:4:13 @ Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
strkjv@Acts:4:14 @ And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.
strkjv@Acts:4:15 @ But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,
strkjv@Acts:4:16 @ Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.
strkjv@Acts:4:17 @ But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
strkjv@Acts:4:18 @ And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.
strkjv@Acts:4:19 @ But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
strkjv@Acts:4:20 @ For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.
strkjv@Acts:4:21 @ So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.
strkjv@Acts:4:22 @ For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.
strkjv@Acts:4:23 @ And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.
strkjv@Acts:4:24 @ And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:
strkjv@Acts:4:25 @ Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?
strkjv@Acts:4:26 @ The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.
strkjv@Acts:4:27 @ For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
strkjv@Acts:4:28 @ For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
strkjv@Acts:4:29 @ And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,
strkjv@Acts:4:30 @ By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
strkjv@Acts:4:31 @ And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.
strkjv@Acts:4:32 @ And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
strkjv@Acts:4:33 @ And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
strkjv@Acts:4:34 @ Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
strkjv@Acts:4:35 @ And laid them down at the apostles feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need .
strkjv@Acts:4:36 @ And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, ( which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,
strkjv@Acts:4:37 @ Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles feet.
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kjv@Acts:4:1-22 > > RandyP : Being filled with the Holy Ghost did not change other's perceptions of Peter's education, it gave him the boldness to say what needed to be said, comforted them in his incarceration, and perhaps divided the resolve of the leaders to pin something on them. Notice Peter is doing most all of the speaking and receiving most of the direction, John is providing the support and unity. kjv@Acts:4:29-30 > > RandyP : Notice here that their prayer wasn't for the tribulation to go away, it was for the word of God to be declared all the more effectively with the conformation of healings and wonders. kjv@Acts:4:33 > > RandyP : Two ways of interrupting this: The apostles were focused on solely giving testimony of the resurrection. The combination of what they were saying about the resurrection and what the Spirit was doing was powerful. Or, what the Spirit was doing testified/confirmed/was a seal of the resurrection. Apostles were being used by the Spirit powerfully to confirm that the resurrection indeed had transpired and that the new covenant was now under way. The two understandings would not have to be exclusive. kjv@Acts:4:33 > > RandyP : Great grace was very much upon them. That itself is a powerful testimony when it is allowed to be evident. kjv@Acts:4:34-37 > > RandyP : For all the problems and difficulties we have with this communal lifestyle, it is a curious and proactive means of testifying of "grace upon us", a built in testimony to the outside world. We today must be careful of what that testimony would be should we consider going back to this. Would it be of "grace upon us" or "hey man... far out, lookin' groovy" or "ten months later they all disbanded disillusioned and broke". It may well have been perfect for that time, but even then it was vulnerable to considerable direct attack; from without and within. One must ask as well - is our form of "grace upon us" testimony living non communally any better?
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