Civil Disobedience

August 19, 2018 ()

Bible Text: Acts 4:13-22 |

Series:

Northwest Bible Church - Aug. 19, 2018 - Book of Acts - Alan Conner

Acts 4:13-22

Civil Disobedience

Intro

A. THE FRUSTRATED CONFERENCE (Acts 4:13-18).

1. Their dilemma (Acts 4:13-14).

a. “Uneducated and untrained” (Acts 4:13).

b. They had been with Jesus (Acts 4:13).

c. The healed lame man was standing with them (Acts 4:14).

2. Their decision (Acts 4:15-18).

a. What shall we do (Acts 4:16)?

b. Threaten and dismiss (Acts 4:17).

B. THE FAITHFUL COUNTER (Acts 4:19-20).

1. Speak we will! (Acts 4:19-20).

2. Civil disobedience.

a. The principle stated.

b. Three views of the relationship between God and Caesar.

1) Monastic option -

2) Secular option -

3) Biblical option -

C. THE FAILED CONVICTION (Acts 4:21-22).

1. Final threat and dismissal (Acts 4:21-22).

2. Their motivation (Acts 4:21-22).

Conclusion