Acts Chapter 4 – Chronological

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Acts 4

And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,

Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.

And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel,

If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole;

10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

16 Saying, What shall we do to these men? for that indeed a notable miracle hath been done by them is manifest to all them that dwell in Jerusalem; and we cannot deny it.

17 But that it spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.

18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done.

22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

23 And being let go, they went to their own company, and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said unto them.

24 And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou art God, which hast made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and all that in them is:

25 Who by the mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage, and the people imagine vain things?

26 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ.

27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

36 And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, and of the country of Cyprus,

37 Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

43 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 4 – Chronological

  1. 31 And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together; and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

    32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

    33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
    GOD IS GOOD!
    All The Time!
    Hallelujah!
    Thank You Jesus!

  2. 34. Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

    35. And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

    37. Having land, sold it, and brought the money, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.

    Mission Before Money
    What a great example of being mission minded; willing to put their money where their mouth was, and to put the mission ahead of their own personal gain.

  3. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

    I want to have a move of God in my life that it tells a story that people can see it because when we have been with Jesus things are broke chains are broken things happen.
    Let us remember to to spend time with Jesus today.

  4. The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.
    Acts of the Apostles 4:13 NLT

    It wasn’t what they knew, it wasn’t what their occupation was or background was, it was who they knew that was evident to these men. Do people know that we’ve been with Jesus can they tell just by our lifestyle that God is supreme. It is not our words nor is it any other outside force that reveals what’s inside of them but it is their lifestyle and who they associate with. Do people know that we know Jesus?

  5. 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

    11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

    Peter showed them that the very same Jesus they rejected is the same Jesus that was raised and is preforming the miracle. He showed them that there was no way they could deny it that even in His death He was not stopped.

    They very thing we often feel is dead or was unproductive could be the very thing God is raising up and will bring healing and miracles to the people.

  6. 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
    11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
    12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    They proclaimed Jesus and salvation in his name to their countrymen. They spoke a miracle to the lame man at the gate in Jesus name. All power in heaven and earth is in his name and we carry it everywhere we go. We are also able to change the lives of souls around us by speaking his name to the needs we encounter.

  7. 29-30 NLT “And now, O Lord, hear their threats, and give us, your servants, great boldness in preaching your word. Stretch out your hand with healing power; may miraculous signs and wonders be done through the name of your holy servant Jesus.””

    Ephesians‬ ‭6:19‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel,”
    ‭‭

  8. 1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
    2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
    3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

    The religious leaders of that day were more consumed with religion rather than a relationship with God. We all must be careful, that we likewise do not get caught up into religion, but seek the face of God.

  9. The members of the council were amazed when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, for they could see that they were ordinary men with no special training in the Scriptures. They also recognized them as men who had been with Jesus.
    Acts of the Apostles 4:13 NLT

    After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness.
    Acts of the Apostles 4:31 NLT

    I think of my Pastor when I read these. He never went to Bible college. He has no formal training other than his prayer life, his own study of the Word of God, and his submission to and following the leadership of the Men of God in his life. We too can position ourselves the same, and glean and bold walk with God from it!

  10. Acts 4: 29-30 ( amp) And now, Lord, behold threatenings; and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word.
    30) Be stretching forth thine hand to heal : and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy Child Jesus.
    When Pofw prayed together as one accord,the whole room started shaking,and they were filled with the Holy Ghost.
    This why we should speak with boldness about Jesus to others.
    Everybody has a chance to receive the Lord into there lives.
    I am not afraid to speak at all to people.
    Jesus is for Everybody!
    To God be the Glory and Honor and all the praise.

  11. 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

    11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.

    12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    No other name! I pray that people in the church get a boldness like they had in this scripture to speak the name of Jesus! A boldness that doesn’t care what people think. We know that the name of Jesus is the only thing that matters in our situation.

    In this scripture he let them know exactly who Jesus was by describing what they did to him. I pray that the people around us can see who Jesus is and what they need to do to make a way to the kingdom of God.

  12. 10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.

    Peter told the Jewish leaders that the man Jesus Christ who they crucified, who God raised from the dead healed the man.

  13. GREATER
    NO GREATER NAME

    12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    The AWE inspiring, only SAVING, HOLY name of JESUS. Let the reality of the Name JESUS sink into our thinking, When we think about the salvation of the LORD, we are saved from many things and various times in our life. But the most important part of SALVATION is eternal.

    The death, burial and resurrection of JESUS is the proof by which the apostle proclaims here that salvation of healing came to this 40 year old lame man.

    When we see a need, let us remember that JESUS is the only HOPE that need has. Let us PRAY and speak the name JESUS over every need to bring HOPE and SALVATION to all.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iLive
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS
    iSee a REVIVAL and HARVEST building that is GREATER than anything I have ever seen coming to The POFW.

  14. 22 For the man was above forty years old, on whom this miracle of healing was shewed.

    How would you wait 40 years for a miracle?

    “for this miraculous sign—the healing of a man who had been lame for more than forty years.” ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭4:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    There are times we struggle to wait 40mins or even 40 hours. But 40 years.

    As we know He is an on time God, we just have to trust Him and allow Him to work it all out.

  15. “While Peter and John were speaking to the people, they were confronted by the priests, the captain of the Temple guard, and some of the Sadducees. These leaders were very disturbed that Peter and John were teaching the people that through Jesus there is a resurrection of the dead. They arrested them and, since it was already evening, put them in jail until morning. But many of the people who heard their message believed it, so the number of men who believed now totaled about 5,000.”
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭4:1-4‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    When you know you have the truth sharing it is a must. Everybody has an opinion and some may be negative or judging but it shouldn’t matter what they think. What should matter is what Jesus thinks. We need to stay strong and bold and never miss an opportunity to share Him.

  16. The Kingdom of God is Greater
    And when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way to punish them, because of the people, for all were praising God for what had happened.

    Some folks are just haters. This council searched for every way possible to “punish” Peter and John but, couldn’t find one. Punish for what…a good deed? Some folks don’t care how much good you are doing they just don’t like you. Why do we try so hard to get folks to like us anyway? Let’s just glorify God!

  17. I love POFW LIVE JESUS GIVE JESUS2 GREATER! 32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
    Thank you Jesus for your love and protection and giving me opportunity to be a part of a great church. Let my light shine and my actions be an inspiration to all that cross my path!

  18. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marveled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.
    *****************
    We too can have the boldness of Peter and John. I often hold back because I’m unsure which scripture to speak or where to find the right one, some times I just feel intimated because I haven’t had formal training. But when I stop and remember that God will give you the words to say and the right time to say them and discernment for what they are going through, then I feel embolden. Yes, I can take on that power when I let Him take over me. Hallelujah! I want everyone to see that I’ve been with Jesus. The knowledge that Jesus gives me is by His Spirit, by reading His word, by meditating and praying. Thank you Jesus for your love and guidance.

  19. Acts 4:17-20
    17) But that is spread no further among the people, let us straitly threaten them, that they speak henceforth to no man in this name.
    18) And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of JESUS.
    19) But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.
    20) For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

    These scriptures made me think about what Bro. Wade preached on Wednesday night, “Go Forward.”
    You see the council wanted them to “Stand Still” and Stop Speaking and Teaching in the name of JESUS, BUT Peter and John said that they couldn’t “Stand Still” or Stop Speaking about the things which they had see and heard. They were going to “Go Forward.”

    We Won’t Stop Till The Whole World Knows. GO FORWARD!!

  20. 35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

    True revival is evident when people give of their time, talent and treasure willingly, because they are impressed of the Lord, not begrudgingly or out of duty. Some don’t really understand the open hand concept of giving to the Lord. If we will openly give what God has blessed us with, His word is true that He will give back to us good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.

  21. Acts 4
    19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him?” You be the judges!

    “listen to you, or to him?” There is no authority apart from God. When human authority rejects God’s authority, it becomes twisted and loses its right to demand compliance.
    Thank you Jesus for this day.

  22. 2 being grieved that they thought the people
    And preach through Jesus the resurrection
    From the dead.
    —-
    No matter how you say it, explain it , share it
    Some people will have a reason to open their mouth
    And spread stuff..
    They were grieve it says, in other translations say
    They were very upset
    They were disturbed, indignant, even annoyed…
    AnywYs the point is for the body of Christ to not give up and speak the truth.
    Let them talk.
    We si g this a lot at work.
    The B I B L E yes that’s the book for me
    I stand alone on the word of God the B I B L E !!!

  23. Acts of the Apostles 4:20
    We cannot stop telling about everything we have seen and heard.”

    God is so good. He is a God of miracles.

  24. The Living Bible
    vs-13
    When the Council saw the boldness of Peter and John and could see that they were obviously uneducated non professional, they were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them.

    I can relate this vs to my self. I have written about my past of being in the drug world and was a hard core drug addict. When I was locked up my sister visited me in jail and convinced me to come to the Pentecostal church when I got out. I was filled with the Holy Ghost and delivered from that Life Style. The part of vs-13 that says
    (They were amazed and realized what being with Jesus had done for them.)
    For myself after being very deep in the drug world
    ( I was amazed and realized what Jesus had done for me

    THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. 19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

    20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

    Peter and John do not agree to such a restriction. Their first loyalty and responsibility were to God, not to man. If they were honest, the rulers would have to admit this. The apostles had witnessed the resurrection and ascension of Christ. They had sat under His teaching day after day. They were responsible to bear witness to their Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

    A.L.M.A.S.

  26. ‘After this prayer, the meeting place shook, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit. Then they preached the word of God with boldness. ‘

    Acts of the Apostles 4:31
    AFTER THIS PRAYER
    it starts in our prayer room Jesus will have the place shaking after fervent prayer. We need every believer praying like they wanna see something happen in our services and God will do the rest. Let be apostolic and watch Jesus do the miraculous

  27. 20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

    Is our passion burning to the point we can’t help but share His goodness? It’s time to be excited and speak the great things we have seen!

  28. “Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.”
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:4‬ ‭KJV‬‬

    Preach to me Preacher!!

    Keep teaching/preaching the TRUTH…OBEY the word of GOD rather man.

    Faith mixed with the WORD of GOD brings GREATER revival🙌🙌

    “But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, “How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!” So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:14-15, 17‬ ‭NLT‬‬

  29. “for we, on our part, cannot stop telling [people] about what we have seen and heard.””
    ‭‭Acts‬ ‭4:20‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    We should never stop speaking the word of god. No matter what . Spreading the word of god is how we lead others to Christ. Spreading the word of god is what keeps the light in this dark world.

  30. 13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

    The reference to “ignorant and unlearned” indicates that they had not been formally trained in rabbinical school. All they could say was “that hey had been with Jesus.” Their Boldness, teaching, and beliefs identified them with their rabbi, Jesus.

    Far to often we put limits on ourselves with statements like “well when I complete this training, then I’ll start a home bible study”. While I am thankful for the content/trainings that we have access to, the word of the Lord reminds us that there is no formal training that is needed. Walk with Jesus, have a relationship with Jesus, and the boldness to teach will come naturally.

  31. 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

    19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

    The world will try and silence you. However, the power of God cannot be silenced. We must boldly declare the works of our Lord.

  32. Verses 13-14 MSG “13-14 They couldn’t take their eyes off them—Peter and John standing there so confident, so sure of themselves! Their fascination deepened when they realized these two were laymen with no training in Scripture or formal education. They recognized them as companions of Jesus, but with the man right before them, seeing him standing there so upright—so healed!—what could they say against that? Can you be recognized as being a companion of Jesus? John 15:14-15 ERV “You are my friends if you do what I tell you to do. I no longer call you servants, because servants don’t know what their master is doing. But now I call you friends, because I have told you everything that my Father told me.”

  33. 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

    People not knowing JESUS ,feel intimidated especially when we start speaking about the Holy Ghost. Why? Because it is an encounter with GOD that brings conviction and the flesh doesn’t like what it feels when by the POWER OF GOD , OUR spirit TREMBLES because most people don’t like uncertainty, serving GOD is coming out of our comfort zone!!! We like to feel comfortable!!! Welp that isn’t the way GOD is gonna use us!!! Why so no flesh, no man can glory. DADDY ALWAYS GETS THE GLORY!!!

  34. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

    We have to have the same boldness just like Peter and John. We have to go and speak the word with confidence. How can we speak about the word of God and not even sound like you believe it yourself because you lack boldness and confidence in what you speak about. I have to pray, and seek the word of God on my own, i have to crave more of God in order for a relationship to build between God and I.

  35. 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

    We have to have the same boldness, just like Peter and John. We have to go and speak the word with confidence. How can we speak about the word of God and not even sound like you believe it yourself because you lack boldness and confidence in what you speak about. I have to pray, and seek the word of God on my own, i have to crave more of God in order for a relationship to build between God and I.

  36. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

    14 And beholding the man which was healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it.

    15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,

  37. 1 And as they spake unto the people, the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them,
    2 Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
    3 And they laid hands on them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

    Regardless of their positions, regardless of their job titles, regardless of their status quo, they still spake his name and His Gospel. Regardless of what could be said, regardless of others opinions, and regardless of the unknown they still spoke of what they believed! A lot of us, including myself, need to take hold of this g to bought process and acquire this boldness to achieve this stance.

  38. Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

    5 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes,

    6 And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

    7 And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?

  39. Now when the men of the Sanhedrin (Jewish High Court) saw the confidence and boldness of Peter and John, and grasped the fact that they were uneducated and untrained [ordinary] men, they were astounded, and began to recognize that they had been with Jesus.
    Acts 4:13 AMP

    You don’t need great qualifications or degrees to do what God has called to do, or to do greatt things in the kingdom of God. It is the Holy Ghost that empowers you and gives you what you need to accomplish the purpose for your life calling. They key to it all is in this same verse. “…and began to recognize that they had been with Jesus.” How do you accomplish the purpose when you feel unqualified? Spend time with Jesus. He will equip and guide you go whatever resources you need to accomplish your purpose for life.

  40. Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.

    By spending time soaking in the presence of the Lord, reading his Word, and learning his ways, people will soon realize that you’ve been with him. You will be marked as one who has been in his presence and your life will show his glory to those around you.

  41. 18 And they called them, and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus.

    19 But Peter and John answered and said unto them, Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye.

    20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.

  42. Acts 5

    29 Then Peter answered and told the apostles they ought to obey God rather than man.

    In today’s world people follow man instead of God. We must listen to our Lord and stay out of the worlds ways that man has made a royal mess out of. Praise and worship Jesus Christ and follow God, not man.
    Thank you Jesus for this day.

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