Obedience - Conflicts of Authority. Acts 4:4-21. August 16, 2011.
"What shall we do to these men?". This question was asked by the Sanhedrin, the legitimate Jewish governing authority. Because of Peter and the apostles' stand, the Sanhedrin lose face, and Peter is put in jail. This act was clearly uncalled for, yet it happened. How did Peter choose to handle this unjust act?
As we begin this study, we are reminded that authority is established by God and that it exists in every area of our lives, from husband/wife, family, government, to the local church and our employer. As we learn more about God's mandates regarding how we are to regard authority, we will be able to apply these lessons to a current modern day issue many of us find ourselves faced with: obedience to our own governing authority.
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