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Peter in Prison

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Itinerant Preaching

A Sermon on Acts 12:5

So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church. (ESV)

The world is increasingly hostile to Christian beliefs. With all the difficulties facing the church today, how will it withstand the forces against it? In this sermon, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones draws from the biblical account of Peter’s miraculous release from prison and encourages believers to unite together in prayer in order to see God work in the world and His church. “A characteristic of the church we must never forget,” The Doctor says, “is that we are one.” When Peter was put in prison, the entire church came together to pray for him. If you have become discouraged in your prayers because you do not see them being answered, you are not alone! The early church endured similar tests of faith. And yet, although they did not recognize it at the time, God was working behind the scenes to answer their prayers for Peter. Yet, when they were told by their servant girl that he had been miracously released and was at the front door, they did not believe her! Are we like them, or do we believe in God’s power to fully answer our prayers? Listen as The Doctor helps us understand why prayer in the community of a church is so important, and how we can trust God when we don't see Him acting.