DAY 5: Opposed, Yet Undeterred!

Read: Acts 5:1-42

Think: The disciple’s boldness about Jesus was uncontainable. Their strength was that they had been eye-witnesses of Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection. They knew the truth. They knew the power of God because they knew Jesus. His life, death, and resurrection was real and they could not stop talking about what He had done for them and for all who believed in Him. They were passionate and undeterred, even by violent opposition. They had a compelling message to share with the world.

Act: Not everyone is comfortable talking to others about Jesus. One way to become more comfortable is to develop a few questions or discussion-starters that can ease you into talking about Him with others. Today, brainstorm at least one question that you could ask a stranger and one question you could ask a friend that could begin a conversation with them about God. (Examples include: “Are you at all interested in spiritual things?” or “Is there anything specific I can about for you?”) 

Pray: Dear Jesus, give me a sincere interest in talking with strangers, friends. or family members who need You. Help me get over the fear of rejection or even opposition that might occur. Help me to pray diligently for opportunities to share with ________________________ (a neighbor, co-worker, or family member). Amen.

Be full of faith today!