But the Holy Spirit filled Peter

Acts 4:2-13 [After Peter and John took part in healing a blind beggar, Peter preached, and they were arrested and thrown in jail.] But many of the people who heard Peter’s message believed it, so the number of believers now totaled about 5,000 men, not counting women and children. The next day, the religious leaders brought in the two disciples and demanded, “By what power, or in whose name, have you done this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said, “The crippled man was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene” … The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.

Can you think of a more wonderful tribute than this one? Ordinary men, doing extraordinary things by the power of the Spirit. Ordinary men recognized by their critics as having been with Jesus… So lovely!

What happens when we spend time with Jesus? What happens when YOU spend time with Jesus? Take a minute to think about it.

Now, if you’re willing, write a response in the Comments. If you’d rather not go “public,” you can write just to me at debrakornfield@gmail.com.

I’ll share some of my own response to this question next time.

The resilient pansies persist!

4 thoughts on “But the Holy Spirit filled Peter

  1. I can’t take my eyes off those beautiful flowers! May they survive the not-so-dear deer!

    As I’m coming to trust more deeply in God’s gentle heart of love, I think of Him more easily thru the day. I have been encouraged when others tell me that they can sense how much I love them and can believe that God loves them, too. That is a very healing thing to hear!

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  2. Not my testimony, but my mother-in-law’s. Of indigenous background, she only studied up to junior high (a lot, in her days), but one day her atheist son-in-law (who had several degrees) remarked on her great wisdom, which surprised him. I’m sure that was greatly due to her knowledge and love of God’s Word.

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