19 Thu Apr 2012
For 19 April 2012, Thursday of 2nd week of Easter, based on Acts 5:27-33
When they had brought them, they had them stand before the council. The high priest questioned them, saying, â€œWe gave you strict orders not to teach in this name, yet here you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and you are determined to bring this manâ€™s blood on us.â€ But Peter and the apostles answered, â€œWe must obey God rather than any human authority. The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus, whom you had killed by hanging him on a tree. God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Savior that he might give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.â€ When they heard this, they were enraged and wanted to kill them.
Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.