by Rev. Vince Finnegan on April 26, 2009
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Jeremiah 17:5-8 Blessed is the man who trusts in Yahweh.

Hebrews 13:5 and 6 The Lord is my helper.

Acts 4:1-4 About 5,000 believed!

Verse 5 The rulers of the Jews were the Sanhedrin, great council of the nation. Powerful men try to intimidate others.

Acts 4:7 An intimidation tactic such as senate hearings

Verse 8 He was entirely under the influence and power of the holy spirit.

Luke 1:41 and 67 To be filled with anything is a phrase denoting that all the faculties are pervaded by it, engaged in it, or under its influence.

Acts 3:10 "Were filled with wonder and amazement"

Acts 5:17 "Filled with indignation"

Acts 13:45 "Filled with envy"

Acts 13:52 "Filled with joy, and with the Holy Ghost"

Acts 4:11 The stone - Psalm 118:22; Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42 Peter spoke the right verse to the situation. He was not at all intimidated by these bullies.

Luke 20:1-19 Peter followed the example of his Lord.

2 Timothy 1:7 and 8 God has not given us a spirit of fear.

Acts 4:12; 1 Timothy 2:5 and 6 Salvation is to be obtained in Christ alone.

Acts 4:13 Peter had the confidence and boldness because of the holy spirit and his persuasion that he had the authority in Christ to do what he was doing.

Verse 14 Seeing the man, what could they say?

Acts 4:16 These boys were having a rough go of it.

Acts 4:21 Because they refused to be intimated, the only thing these very powerful men could do was threaten more.

Verse 22 Fear tactics did not work with Peter because he was filled with the holy spirit.

Acts 5:17 Remember what these same men did to Jesus because they were filled with jealousy.

Acts 5:28 Right back to the bullying tactics

Verse 29 Peter is not intimated or sheepish.

Acts 5:42 They could not be pushed around. Romans 8:15-17

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