Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I Can't Quit Teaching!

So they called for them and ordered them not to preach or teach at all in the name of Jesus. 

Peter and John were so committed to and loved their Lord so much they could not stop preaching or teaching. When I read of their passion and commitment and reflect back on times when I just didn't want to go teach that Bible study group because I was tired, I am gripped with conviction.

How could I approach teaching my Bible study group so carelessly? When these men stood before a group that held their lives in their hands, they spoke with zeal and didn't back down.

Like two bookends the story begins with Peter and John being ordered to stop teaching and then they responded in verse 20,
"For we are unable to stop speaking about what we have seen and heard."
They could not stop.

Perhaps I have been blind and deaf to all you have done. Remind me, oh Lord, of what I have seen and heard. Give me the same passion for teaching that you gave Peter and John.