Acts 5:12-21a – Empowered to Public Witness
The Holy Spirit moved through the early church to shape it with great grace and great fear. In this week's passage, we see that the power of God was not limited to stay within the already-existing community that had formed. This new community, the Church, took ministry to the streets. There was a public-facing witness to the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That also doesn't mean it was easy or unopposed. This week's text will help us to better understand the role and calling of the church in public life.