The Preachers Suffered, But the Church Grew

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 4:1–22.
Some in the church think it is their duty to make preachers suffer. No, that is not your job. Satan does just fine with that! Do not join his forces. If preachers do their job, there shall be opposition from the world. As the apostles preached that in Jesus is the resurrection of the dead, the Jewish leaders arrested the preachers (Acts 4:1–3). Nevertheless, Luke wrote, “However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand” (Acts 4:4). No one wants to suffer, but if it brings the growth of the church, then perhaps we need some of it.

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