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Power for Flourishing

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This week, we return to our Acts series. Pastor Dennis walked through Acts 4:1-22, the story of Peter and John and the Sanhedrin Council. In the story, the Sanhedrin, Judaism’s most powerful legislative body, appear threatened by Peter and John and the “power” with which they healed a lame man and taught crowds of people. And that’s what the story is about: who can have power, how power is distributed to people, and the ways people and institutions will seek to thwart good things (like the spread of the Gospel) in order to maintain their own power and position. This is a conversation Christians and the church need to have. What do we do with power? And what is it even for?