November 12, 2023

A light shone in the cell

Bible Text: Acts 12:1-19 |

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Pretty much everyone loves a little comedy, right? If that’s you, you’ll appreciate the account of Peter’s deliverance from prison and certain execution in Acts 12:1-19. Peter’s groggy response to the angel and Rhoda’s flightiness provide some comic relief in the midst of a tense situation. Behind it all is a God reassuring his people that everything is fully in control. With darkness all around them, the light of Christ was shining. We’ll examine how that light impacts the life of every Christian.

Series: The Acts of the Apostles (Chapters 11-16)
Todd Dugard
Message: 30 – A light shone in the cell
Harvest Bible Chapel
Text: Acts 12:1-19
November 12, 2023

Revelation 21:23-25

Having the light of Christ...

...I discern the darkness more easily (v. 1-5a, 17-19)

...I seek the Lord more earnestly (v. 5b, 12)

The Christians used their most effective means of assistance. They prayed.
John B. Polhill

...I anticipate his intervention more eagerly (v. 6-11)

You don’t know who you are until you know God, and you don’t know how to live until you’ve settled the question of how to die.
Alistair Begg

...I bind myself to the church more enthusiastically (v. 13-16)

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