I. A COMPASSIONATE WITNESS
Why the arrest?
Acts 4:2 - Because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead.
Acts 3:6 - I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene — walk!
Acts 3:7 - And seizing him by the right hand, he raised him up; and immediately his feet and his ankles were strengthened.
The disciples' primary focus was on people.
The religious leaders' primary focus was arguing over theology.
Truth: Jesus did not die for the Gospel; Jesus died for people.
Jesus didn't die for the Gospel, but His death for sinners is the Gospel.
Romans 3:23 - All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.