When the Gospel feels dangerous
April 23, 2021
As world continues to change by becoming more post-Christian and adapting to a post-pandemic world, the church finds itself in a period where change is the new normal. For this season, we are looking at the book of Acts to remind ourselves how the early church followed God as God led the church into the future that was unfolding before them.
Acts 9 ends with two stories involving Peter. In the first, he heals a lame man name Aeneas, and in the second he raises a woman, Tabitha, from the dead. While the miracles capture our attention, a little detail often goes unnoticed. Luke tells us that Peter encounters these people while traveling the country visiting “the saints”? What does it mean to be a saint? Why does Luke not just include the stories of these two saints, but their names? What does all this mean for us?