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Acts Chapter FOUR…

David Lemmons

In this chapter we find the persecution from the Jews beginning.  Peter and John are arrested for preaching about Jesus rising from the dead.  Rapid growth is taking place from the efforts of the apostles and others of the Jerusalem church, now reaching 5,000 men.  Peter and John give their defense before the Council.  The boldness of these two apostles was noticed.  The power of the signs produced by the apostles was doing its work of confirming their word.  In verse 20 we find a great truth that needs to be memorized and practiced by every gospel preacher.  That the early church believed in the power of prayer is evident in this chapter.  Their prayer was not to avoid suffering, but rather to have the boldness to continue spreading the message.  These early Christians were a sharing and caring group.  We have in this chapter our first mention of Barnabas as he sells some land and gives it to the apostles.


  1. To a PDF file containing a 4-Page Handout suitable for use in an Adult Bible Class, go H-E-R-E.
  2. To a PDF file containing 17 links online to files relating to some aspect of Acts 4, go H-E-R-E.