Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 25-APR-2021 - 9.30 AM Sermon
Rev Sandy Boyce
Easter 4 – Some time after the resurrection, Peter and John were arrested for proclaiming Jesus risen from the dead, and for encouraging thousands of people to join the new Jesus movement. Taken before the Sanhedrin, which was the ultimate authority for all judicial and theological matters, they were asked to explain who or what had given them the authority to act like that. Peter boldly told them that they were preaching in the name of the risen Jesus, and that Jesus had set the Holy Spirit loose with his rising. In the eyes of the Sanhedrin these two were untrained and unqualified preachers, peasants and not scholars, and they were told to stop it. Religious people have often mistaken their own power and authority for the power of God. But God is always surprising us with the things he does in the world, and what he does can go beyond the limitations of our theologies and understandings. Like Peter and John, we are sent to share the good news of Jesus.
Acts 4: 5-12

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