No other name

RE Verse reading–Acts 4:5-31 (day five)  “It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed”  (vs 10)  God has a competitive side.  He does not feel guilty winning.  The universe benefits when He does.  In Acts 4, Peter notices and verbalizes God’s assertiveness. ” You crucified Christ. . .God raised Him from the dead and healed a man in His name.”  Boldly Peter preaches an uncompromising message that is regarded by the world as narrow and disrespectful.  “There is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved”  (vs 12)  “Jesus is the stone you builders rejected, which (God has made) the cornerstone.” (vs 11)  Men prefer several ways.  God has given ONE way.  We prefer tolerance and diversity and consensus.  God declares His sovereign wisdom.  It is an argument that God will win.  “If my people will HUMBLE themselves and pray. . .

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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