June 3, 2018

Acts 4:1-22

This week, we continue in the book of Acts – stories of the Church developing and asserting its identity.  This week our story is from Acts 4:1-22, which immediately follows our story from last week.  Peter and John have healed a lame man.  The people are amazed.  And they have drawn the attention of the Council priests, who arrest and question them.  The Council orders Peter and John not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.  But they answer: “Whether it is right in God’s sight to listen to you rather than to God, you must judge; for we cannot keep from speaking about what we have seen and heard.”  So, who are you listening to?  How are we called to listen and to speak?