Opposition

Re:Verse passage – Acts 2:42-47 (day six)

…having favor with all the people. Acts 2:47

The church, in it is earliest days, experienced favor with all the people. Immediately there was a visibility to their faith and practice that was unavoidable; they gathered in the temple to talk about Jesus among themselves and with others in the temple courts. People from all walks of life couldn’t help but see the beauty in their convictions about Jesus, their unity of mind, and the fruit it produced. It was contagious.

The church experienced favor like this,… until it didn’t. Favor would soon be replaced with direct opposition. Opposition arose when the faith and practice of new Jewish Christians threatened the power and influence of the status quo.

And the new growing church (like wild fire) did not cower, but rose in response, not with worldly force, returning efforts in kind, but with truth put on full display with Holy Spirit led grace and extraordinary sacrificial love,…like Jesus.

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

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