When we left off last time, Peter was preaching Jesus to the Jews. Well, guess what? He is still preaching in Acts 4, only this time I believe it is even more powerful. Apparently he and John must have been causing quite the stir because the priests and the Sadducees came upon them and asked what was going on, and apparently took them captive overnight (Acts 4:3).
Peter was so filled with the Holy Spirit that he couldn't help but proclaim the gospel, even to the high priests the next morning. No more denying Jesus for Peter. He learned his lesson. He kept repeating that the reason for the miracles was of the power of Jesus in him and while the priest couldn't deny that the miracles happened, they didn't know what to do.
Have you had a miracle happen in your life? I bet if you think hard enough, you will find one there somewhere. One of my recent "miracles" was when I was the emcee at our Ladies' Retreat this past fall. Through the power of God, this lady who used to be terrified at doing presentations in college, stood up in front of 80+ ladies with a microphone and actually had a good time doing it. Now, I'm not saying that I was this incredible speaker or anything, but I think I pulled it off. So, let me ask again, have you had a miracle happen in your life?
Miracles through ordinary people speak to the masses. My favorite verse in Acts 4 is this:
Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:13)
Peter and John weren't noticed because of their education, intelligence or skills. They were noticed because they had been with Jesus. And because of that, many were saved. What will you do with His Spirit?