Acts 12:1-5

It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread. After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.

So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.


One response to “Acts 12:1-5

  1. I don’t often remember the persecution the apostles and NT writers went through when I read their books. They gave everything for this new faith and to spread the gospel to people they did not know. They loved Christ so much, and they cared for people that they had never met, that they risked death. I won’t risk embarrassment or rejection, and they lost their family and their freedom. Why have we let this become such an internal religion?

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