Persecution of the early believers I

Christian Religious Studies JSS3 First Term

Sub-theme: Fellowship in the Church

Week 7

Persecution of the early believers I

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

1. Give reasons for the arrest of the apostles


The arrest of Peter and John (Acts 4:1-31)

As Peter and John were preaching to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees were disturbed and came up to them, because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. They ordered the guards to arrest and put them in jail till the next day.

Reasons for the Opposition to the Gospel

The Jews opposed the Gospel Message for two reasons:

First, some of them rejected the good news.... View More

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