[emaildevotionals] 06.21.2006 pm Ac. 5.41

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From: Rdruhl@...
Date: 21 Jun 2006 20:01:03 -0000
This is a re-run from last year
Read the Bible in a year by reading Acts 5:22-42 today 

Christianity Is Different 
By Don Ruhl 

Have you been in Christ for so long that you have forgotten how different it is to be in Christ? The teachings of Christ so fill you that they are normal to you, yet, coming from the world at first, the teachings of Christ and of the whole Bible are quite different. For example, the Jewish leaders beat the apostles and commanded them not to preach anymore in the name of Christ. Luke showed what happened next. 

So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for His name (Ac. 5:41). 

The apostles believed that there was honor in being dishonored. While this sounds unusual, it should not sound too unusual to us. Do not warriors consider it honorable to be dishonored by the enemy? So it is with being in Christ. 

Therefore, do not complain when you suffer, but rejoice in it. You are following the example of Jesus Christ.

Question from the text: What did the apostles continue to do in the temple and in every house? 

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