(Acts 5:12-16) The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. And all the believers used to meet together in Solomon’s Colonnade. No one else dared join them, even though they were highly regarded by the people. Nevertheless, more and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. As a result, people brought the sick into the streets and laid them on beds and mats so that at least Peter’s shadow might fall on some of them as he passed by. Crowds gathered also from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing their sick and those tormented by impure spirits, and all of them were healed.
- God’s work meets human needs and attracts people.
(Acts 5:17) Then the high priest and all his associates, who were members of the party of the Sadducees, were filled with jealousy.
2. Every time there are miracles, there is resistance.
(Acts 6:7) So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.
3. Obedience and persistence are the keys to spiritual breakthrough.