Life Essay 9

Life Essay 9 - with your teaching and you are determined to...

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Houston Scarborough Prof. Gray Life 11/6/07 Peter and Paul The trials and tribulations of an Apostle of Jesus are made evident in the book of Acts. Peter endures rigors for the good of spreading the word of Jesus’ life and resurrection. The most vital parts of Peter’s story are his perseverance and will to continue. In the book of Acts Peter seemingly welcomes adversity. Beginning with his encounter with the Sadducees, Peter confronts non-believers and shares the word of Christ’s resurrection. Peter makes clear that salvation awaits and that Jesus forgives “There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among mortals by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12. Peter’s invite to the Sadducees lie waiting for a response. The only response given to Peter and John by the Sadducees was “We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem
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Unformatted text preview: with your teaching and you are determined to bring this man’s blood upon us” Acts 5:28. The boldness displayed by Peter had its repercussions. Peter was arrested and flogged because he preached the word of God in Jerusalem. Peter continued leading by example and setting the precedent for Apostles to come. When Paul is placed on trial by King Agrippa he never looses sight of his fate even in the midst of possible death. Paul simply states his reason for passing through and there was never and intent of harm or corruption. From here on Paul’s luck begins to run dry. On his returning trip to Rome he is shipwrecked. Peter and Paul live to spread the word of Christ’s life and resurrection. Both Apostles find trouble and both manage to be saved miraculously. Their stories are ever-present remainders to live life without thinking of the repercussions....
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