13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.
So my fellow Warriors let us begin training. Bible study begins now. One of our scriptures from yesterday was Acts 4:13. The first part of the scripture talks about the men and women around Peter and John as they watched them and listened to them. You have to take a gander at the scriptures before to understand what was taking place. Acts chapter 2 is Pentecost. Acts chapter 3 they healed the lame. Now in chapter 4 they are taken by the Sadducees and arrested. The Sadducees were obviously offended by what Peter and John were doing. So in our Bible study training you may ask, how do you know about what took place in chapter two and three. Well without sounding smart...I read them. How much do I have to read? As much as you need to get the full picture. Some of you who have studied the Bible at great length, simply perusing the previous chapters will set the stage for you. Others will need to read them thoroughly to get a clear understand. Do what you need to do? But understand this my fellow warriors, do what ever you have to do? But get it done. There are souls depending on you! Our team is depending on you! You are on my team, I am on your team. And yes we are TEAM AWESOME! Ok the back ground is set and all is well, lets get back to the scripture. Acts 4:13 says, 'When they saw the boldness of Peter and John' they marveled.' Life application, are those around you seeing your boldness? Are you willing to tell others about Jesus and what He is doing in your life? Ask yourself who is God placing around you right now that you need to bold in Christ with. This definitely has to be apart of our prayer life this week. Jesus as part of my daily provision, reveal to me those you are needing me to witness to, talk with and pray with. Father, after you reveal this to me strengthen me to speak and do according to your will. You see it does not matter what your background is. You don't have to be seminary trained. You don't have to be a Sunday school teacher. You can be a fisherman, a tax collector, a tent maker. Today, you can be a nurse, a social worker, a carpenter, a custodian, a teacher. It doesn't matter what you do, it matters who you do it for. If you do what you do for Jesus, you will be just like Peter and John and the people around you will realize that you have been with Jesus. The most absolute necessary factor regarding this scripture is that you have to be with Jesus. So today WARRIOR UP! Be with Jesus so you can show Jesus to others. RAK CHAZAK!
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy