Westview Christian Fellowship

Getting Angry in the Name of Jesus: Acts 3 and 4 with Caleb Ratzlaff

May 11, 2021

Recorded on April 25th, 2021 Caleb discusses Acts chapters 3 and 4. Jesus replaces the question “Who is the Greatest?” with the question “Who is my neighbour?” In Acts we see the disciples continuing this story, embodying what it means to be Jewish followers of "the way." The healing of the cripple on the door step of the wealthy elite confirms  Jesus’ authority to (re)interpret the Jewish story. Being an act of true charity that addresses the root causes of inequality, the healing also continues Jesus' story by challenging oppressive regimes. 


Rather than false charity we, like Peter and John, need to pursue societal change that works to make poverty and oppression unimaginable. Acts of justice that challenges systems of oppression are always done in the name Jesus.

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