Acts 5:1-12

“We must obey God rather than men” (v29).  Peter and the apostles declared that they “must” obey God – not just because it was right, but because they had first-hand evidence that God was more powerful than men.  They had seen Jesus’ miracles and witnessed his death and resurrection, and now they themselves had experienced the Spirit’s power and been rescued from prison by an angel (v19).  Their decision to keep preaching about Jesus came from their belief that God was real and active.

“And we are witnesses to these things …” (v32).  The active presence of Jesus in our lives makes us eager to be His witnesses – speaking about and living for Him.