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Gamaliel Stood Up (Acts 5:33-39)

Don Johnson, July 16, 2017

Part of the Acts series, preached at a Sun AM service

Gamaliel is used by God to preserve the nucleus of the infant church, an example of our Lord's great promise that the gates of Hades would not prevail against it. Through history God has used improvident men to providentially protect his own.


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Acts 5:33-39

33 When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them. 34 But a Pharisee in the council named Gamaliel, a teacher of the law held in honor by all the people, stood up and gave orders to put the men outside for a little while. 35 And he said to them, “Men of Israel, take care what you are about to do with these men. 36 For before these days Theudas rose up, claiming to be somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined him. He was killed, and all who followed him were dispersed and came to nothing. 37 After him Judas the Galilean rose up in the days of the census and drew away some of the people after him. He too perished, and all who followed him were scattered. 38 So in the present case I tell you, keep away from these men and let them alone, for if this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; 39 but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them. You might even be found opposing God!” So they took his advice, (ESV)

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