Friday, November 13, 2015

Courageous, Unschooled, Ordinary men

Acts 4:13New International Version (NIV)

13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
How are you feeling about yourself as we approach the end of one year and look forward to the start of a new one? What are your plans for the new year? Do you feel up to the task?

Peter and John were seen as unschooled, ordinary men however their actions showed that there was more about them than met the eye. They may have been ordinary men but they had hung out with someone who was extraordinary, and it showed!

The question was, if these men are unschooled and ordinary, where did they get their courage from? Why weren't they afraid of the rulers, elders and teachers of the law? Verse 8 says they were 'full of the Holy Spirit' and it was noted that they had been with Jesus.

As a believer you can face the future with confidence, no matter how people may have labelled you in your life (or how you might have labelled yourself) God is bigger than anything you will face... the Holy Spirit in you will help you rise above any labels and like Peter and John you will have courage and those around you will recognise something different in you... that you have been with Jesus.

Lets face the future with Courage...

I hope this short post has been encouraging for you.

Blessings, Derek

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