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May 9 Devotion: It Can’t Be Done

Acts 5:29-39 – 29 Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men. 30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree. 31 Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins. 32 And we are his witnesses of these things; and so is also the Holy Ghost, whom God hath given to them that obey him. 33 When they heard that, they were cut to the heart, and took counsel to slay them. 34 Then stood there up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people, and commanded to put the apostles forth a little space; 35 And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. 36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought. 37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the taxing, and drew away much people after him: he also perished; and all, even as many as obeyed him, were dispersed. 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.  In these verses Peter and the Apostles have been accused of filling Jerusalem with doctrine. Peter answered them, “ We must obey God rather than man.”When they heard that they were cut to their hearts and took counsel to slay them. Gamaliel speaks up and says, “If this is of man it come to naught, but if it be if God you cannot overthrow it.”

Today- Something That Can’t Be Done

  1. Get away from God -Psalms 139:7-13

  2. Overthrow God’s Purpose -Acts 5:39, Isaiah 46:9-10

  3. Get Away From Self -Romans 7:15-25

  4. Succeed Without Christ -John 15:4-7, Philippians 4:13

  5. Please God without Faith -Hebrews 11:5-6

  6. Hide sins -Numbers 32:23, I Timothy 5:25

  7. Please God in the flesh -Romans 8:5-8

-Bro. Mike Goodson


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