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Resurrection Witness

Resurrection Witness

This passage that we have just heard from the Book of Acts is only a fragment of a much larger story.  In it, the apostles are on fire with the Holy Spirit, which had come upon them earlier at Pentecost.  They are teaching and healing all over Jerusalem, they are proclaiming the truth of the resurrection, they are bringing faith to life in many, they are easing so much suffering of body, mind, and spirit.  The Sanhedrin, the religious council, had told them to stop, probably for a couple of reasons.  First, the occupation government of Rome, which had so recently