- Read Acts 4:1-12
During the August series on Expansive Mercy, Andrew explained that acts of great mercy also can bring about great anger and distress. That definitely happens here. There was a man healed and no one seems to be rejoicing.
- Peter explains that salvation is found in no other name than Jesus. What exactly are we saved from by believing in Jesus?
- How is a person ‘saved’? How would you describe this process to someone?
It seems to the casual observer that the rulers, elders, teachers of the law had become harsh. They had lost touch with God’s desire for mercy and kindness.
- We as Christians today often face the same accusation. How can we demonstrate mercy and kindness while also being mindful of God’s holy standard?