Pastor Dave Adams
- Happens while Barnabas and Saul are on the way to Jerusalem.
- Herod kills one of Jesus’ inner circle members.
- Herod does exactly what Jesus predicted. (cf. John 16:2)
- Peter is the next man up!
- Earnest prayer is the church’s response.
- Peter gets a good night’s rest before his trial and execution!
- A Miraculous rescue of a slumbering Peter.
- Peter was used to seeing visions.
- God’s sovereign will rescued Peter and allowed James to be martyred.
- Peter recognizes that God has crushed the plans of Herod and the Jews.
- The devil is defeated again.
- Peter goes to the prayer meeting as an answered prayer.
- We are introduced to John Mark.
- Answered prayer is sometimes unbelievable!
- Intercessors thought Peter was as good as dead. (“It must be his angel”)
- Intercessors made the assumption that Peters fate would be the same as James.
- Learn to pray and be open to God’s answer.
- God is not bound by the way He did it last time.
- Miraculous rescue does not secure future freedom.
- Church needs to hear testimony.
- James is the brother of Jesus head of the church in Jerusalem. (cf. Revelation 12:11)
- Being on the wrong side of God is deadly.
- God deals with Herod. (cf. Romans 12:19)
- God’s word cannot be stopped.
- John Mark is in great company.