When King Herod kills James the Apostle, he also puts Peter in prison. He wanted to make the people of his day happy, and his insecurity as a leader led him astray. God sometimes deals with leaders in good ways and bad. As we look at the character of God through the Book of Acts, we find that God is at work and wants His Word to spread and flourish. You play a role in the good character of God. You can participate in culture as God’s people, by displaying godly character in the world, rather than the counterfeit character of Herod.
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There’s an age old saying, “People like change, until something changes.” Is that true in your life? The Apostle Peter needed to explain his actions from Acts 10, where he went to a Gentile’s home and they received God’s Holy Spirit. He didn’t have to explain the Holy Spirit part, as much as the “going to a Gentile’s home” part. Why? The prejudice of the newly Christian Jews didn’t allow for them to be teachable in leadership. They were restrictive, rather than gracious. When Peter could explain his actions, they were became receptive. Barnabas is a wonderful example of teachability in leading. How teachable are you in leading others? Let’s find out. Click the image to hear the sermon.