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Powered by 4 - May 27, 2011

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today's reading.
Acts 12    About that time Herod the king laid violent hands on some who belonged to the church...

think about it.
What was Peter's next challenge (12:1-5)? How did he handle it (12:6)? How did the Lord handle it (12:7-12)? How did the believers handle it (12:12, 15-17)? Have you ever struggled to accept God's answer to your prayers? How did God handle the problem with Herod (12:20-25)?

the blog.
Peter finds himself in a bad situation in Acts 12. Herod has killed James. He's arrested Peter and is planning on making a spectacle of killing him as well. But, God had a different plan for Peter which included a miraculous (and I do mean miraculous) escape from prison. Now I found myself wondering why God would allow this situation in the first place and why this elaborate escape. I don't know the answer to that, but it got me thinking about what Peter and the group that was praying for him learned from this, and how were they impacted going forward? And, really, those are questions for us as well.

So what did you learn from Acts 12:1-25 about God's power and control and His way of working? What does this situation show us about relying on and trusting God? Any other thoughts about this passage? Tami W.

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