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Ordinary to Extraordinary

13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 

Many years ago, I attended a Chrysalis walk. Without giving too much away, I can tell you it was a 4-day spiritual retreat where I experienced the Love and Grace of Jesus through conversation, acts of service, and worship.


Anyway, when I attended, I had just graduated High School. I was with some of my friends the week before, and then after the walk, I returned to hang out with those friends again.


When I walked in the door, they saw me, and they asked, "Where have you been?"


They noticed something had changed in me, about me. I was different because of where I had been.


In this week's message, we are reading the account of Peter healing a lame man and the ensuing conversation with the religious leaders at the time.


But as I read the scripture, this verse caught my eye.


13 When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished, and they took note that these men had been with Jesus. 


Peter and John had the courage, not because of anything they had done, but who they had been with. And their courage was a testimony to how their life had changed because of their time with Jesus.


Join us this week at Lake Houston UMC for worship at 8:30 am (traditional) or 11 am (contemporary) services. Come experience the love, grace and forgiveness of Christ in the context of this wonderful family of faith.


P.S.


Chrysalis is part of the Walk to Emmaus. If you are interested in attending the Walk to Emmmaus please contact pastor Russell Martin or Ken Burns and we can connect you.