The Church Meets Opposition

by Dr. Joel Nelson on May 22, 2022

The Church Meets Opposition | Acts 5:17-41

Shortly after the church begins, Jesus’ followers face opposition. Over and over, they are arrested and thrown into prison. They are beaten up and flogged or whipped. They are threatened and warned not to teach about Jesus anymore. But, do you know what happens? The first members of the Christian church continue to teach about Jesus, because that’s what Jesus told them to do.

With the help of God and the power of the Holy Spirit, Jesus’ disciples grow in boldness and courage. They keep telling others about Jesus and the salvation he won for everybody on the cross. And more, and more, and more people join God’s family.

God's family grows in hard times.






Talk About the Bible Lesson

Peter and the Early Church


The Messengers


The Early Church


Prison Break

Pray About Everything


Living By the Spirit


No Matter What I'm Facing


Watching Over You

Watch and Talk About "Dominic's Story"


Family Together Time



Give us your strength, O God
And courage to speak
Perform your wondrous deeds
Through those who are weak
Lord, use us as you want, whatever the test
By grace we'll preach your gospel
Till our dying breath. Amen.

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