Big Idea: The cross reminds us of the cost Jesus paid for us, and what it costs to respond to Him. Acts 5:20
A. In this passage we see a clash between kingdoms. John 3:16
B. The religious leaders resolutely resisted blame.
A. When put under stress, the disciples blessed.
B. The resurrection provides ultimate hope.
A. Trouble comes specifically because of allegiance to Jesus. John 16:33; 1 Corinthians 13:1, 4-6
B. Numbers are not the measuring stick of God’s approval.
A. Jesus came to remove our shame. John 19:17-18
B. We can obsess over our failure, or focus on Christ’s faithfulness!