<ul><li>Ps 2:1-4 Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing? 2 The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, Against the LORD and against His Anointed, saying, 3 “Let us break Their bonds in pieces And cast away Their cords from us.” 4 He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The LORD shall hold them in derision.
Matthew 5:10-12 – 10 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>Matt 10:34-37 – 34 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ’set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. </li></li></ul><li>Acts 4:1-23<br />the Priests, probably the temple priests who upset at the disturbance Peter and John had created<br /><ul><li>The captain of the temple – the head of the temple police responsible for keeping the peace;
the Sadducees. -The ruling sect of the Jews, they were adamantly opposed to the teaching of the apostles concerning the resurrection from the dead. </li></li></ul><li><ul><li>“By what power or by what name have you done this?
vs. 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.
Matt 7:13-14 – “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.</li></li></ul><li>Acts 4:13 Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus.<br />John 7:15 – 15 And the Jews marveled, saying, “How does this Man know letters, having never studied?”<br />
<ul><li>Acts 4:29-31 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus.” 31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.
And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning,the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. Col 1:18</li></li></ul><li>Luke 10:38-42<br />"Martha, Martha, you are worried and troubled about many things. But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her." (Vss. 41-42)<br />
"'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." Matt 22:37-40 <br />
Revelation 3:20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.<br /> Matthew 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.<br />