February 5, 2018: SOAP #2986:  Exodus 39-40; Psalm 15; Acts 12 Scripture:  Acts (NIV) 12:13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!” […]

February 5, 2018: SOAP #2986:  Exodus 39-40; Psalm 15; Acts 12

Scripture:  Acts (NIV) 12:13 Peter knocked at the outer entrance, and a servant girl named Rhoda came to answer the door. 14 When she recognized Peter's voice, she was so overjoyed she ran back without opening it and exclaimed, “Peter is at the door!” 15 “You're out of your mind,” they told her. When she kept insisting that it was so, they said, “It must be his angel.” 16 But Peter kept on knocking, and when they opened the door and saw him, they were astonished.

Observation:   Peter knew where to find the church.   They were gathered to pray for him.    King Herod had recently killed James, and now Peter was in jail.   The situation was urgent.   It was late at night, but they were still praying.   In her excitement, Rhoda failed to unlock the door before returning to those praying.   So, what did Peter do?   He kept knocking.   There were praying people inside!   Peter was going to be at that prayer meeting.   He would have them pray for him before leaving for a safe location.

Application:    When people do not respond the way they should respond, keep knocking!    I need to faithfully continue doing those small things that are obvious to do.   God will bring the answer.   I do not want to miss the prayer meeting!   Knock, and keep on knocking!

Prayer:      Heavenly Father, this is no time to stop faithfully doing the small things.    Amen

Pastor Leon
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