As we turn to Acts 5:17-42 and see how the apostles were treated by the religious leaders of the day, we ask why anyone would want to suffer for Jesus. But, as this passage reveals, we discover that Jesus is worth it!
Peter and John are called before the Sanhedrin to explain the healing of the crippled man and their teaching in the name of Jesus. Peter and John boldly confront the Sanhedrin, bearing witness to the Truth. God is working out His plan to spread the Gospel and grow His church. Part of God’s plan is for believers to be His witnesses, starting in Jerusalem, and now all around the world.