Acts 4:1–31—Early Opposition
Peter and John were arrested for healing a lame man proclaiming the healing as a divine sign of the veracity of the person and work of Jesus as the Christ. In this text, Peter and John were arrested by annoyed jealous religious leaders. They were reprimanded and forbidden to speak or act in the name of Jesus. The first ἐκκλησία responded in prayer to the Lord seeking boldness to persevere.