Quick Read - Here on Purpose

"...and they summoned the apostles and had them beaten. Then they ordered them not to speak in the name of Jesus and released them.  So they left the council rejoicing because they had been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.  And every day both in the temple courts and from house to house, they did not stop teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus was the Christ."  Acts 5:40

Did you even notice it?  You probably read it too fast.  Read this scripture again.  Did you catch it this time.  

"...and had them beaten..." 

We read this too fast.  Let me help you better understand what happened.  Beaten = 39 lashes with a whip.  I promise you, that wasn't fast. 

So...what type of persecution are you upset about?  Be cheerful when others hate you because of Jesus...You are in great company.  

Acts chapter 5

Proverbs chapter 15


Pastor Matt