Sermon: ‘Proclaiming Jesus to a hostile world’

Series: Acts series 1: The Gospel at work in Jerusalem

Text: Acts 4:1-31


1. Peter and John arrested (4:1-4)

2. Peter and John face the council (4:5-12)

3. The council caught in a dilemma (4:13-17)

4. Peter and John warned to stop speaking (4:18-22)

5. The church empowered to keep speaking (4:23-31)


The big idea: The church must face hostility with bold, Holy Spirit-inspired proclamation, strengthened by the conviction that God will see His purposes triumph.