11/15 – Herod Persecutes The Church

Acts 12:1-5

In today’s reading we see an old enemy of the God’s people, Herod, begins to “harass some from the church”.

This is the grandson of Herod the Great who had the babies killed when Jesus was born. His uncle is the Herod Antipas who beheaded John the Baptist.

James has been killed with the sword and it seemed for certain a similar fate awaited Peter. How does the church respond in verse 5?

How is this an example for us to follow?

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