They Did Not Cease (Acts 5:17-42)

They Did Not Cease Acts 5:17-42

Acts 5:17-42

I. The apostles go back to prison

    A. Arrested for preaching (Acts 5:17-18)
    B. Miraculously released to continue preaching “the words of this life” (Acts 5:19-20; John 6:66-68)

II. Continued boldness

    A. Swift obedience (Acts 5:21a; 16:32-33)
    B. Jewish reaction (Acts 5:21b-28; Matthew 27:22-25)
    C. The apostles refuse to back down (Acts 5:29-32; Deuteronomy 21:22-23)

III. The council’s decision

    A. They “plotted to kill them” (Acts 5:33)
    B. Gamaliel’s advice (Acts 5:34-39; Jude 3)

IV. The apostles’ response

    A. Rejoiced at suffering (Acts 5:40-41; Matthew 5:10-12)
    B. “They did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ” (Acts 5:42)

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