Peter Addresses the Sanhedrin

And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes, 6 as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family 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 you done this?”

8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: 9 If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’ 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” — Acts 4:5-12.

The next day the apostles are taken before the officials of the Sanhedrin where Annas the high priest and others of his family are present. They want to know by what authority or power they had healed the lame man.

Peter is filled with the Holy Spirit and says that the once lame man stands healed before them by the authority of Jesus Christ of Nazareth Whom they crucified but God raised from the dead. He shows them that Jesus’ resurrection was always foreseen as ‘the stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone’. He underlines that salvation is only in the resurrected Christ Jesus.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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