Acts 11:27-30; 12:1-24

Moving from the last few verses of Acts chapter 11 into chapter 12, we encounter what is the first experience of government-led persecution of the church, as Herod Agrippa starts to take action against the leadership of the church. After killing James, he has Peter put in prison awaiting execution after the Passover. The response of the church is “fervent prayer” on behalf of Peter, the beloved apostle and leader of the early church, and miraculously God answers their prayers and frees Peter from prison the night before his execution.

Pastor Steve challenges each of us in our commitment to prayer and especially corporate prayer as we desire to be a church that is seeing God work and inviting Him to work through us as a church body!