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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Acts 4:4-21 by Robert Dean
"What shall we do to these men?". This question was asked by the Sanhedrin, the legitimate Jewish governing authority. Because of Peter and the apostles' stand, the Sanhedrin lose face, and Peter is put in jail. This act was clearly uncalled for, yet it happened. How did Peter choose to handle this unjust act?

As we begin this study, we are reminded that authority is established by God and that it exists in every area of our lives, from husband/wife, family, government, to the local church and our employer. As we learn more about God's mandates regarding how we are to regard authority, we will be able to apply these lessons to a current modern day issue many of us find ourselves faced with: obedience to our own governing authority.
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