James Killed and Peter Imprisoned
12 About that time King Herod laid violent hands upon some who belonged to the church. 2 He had James, the brother of John, killed with the sword. 3 After he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter also. (This was during the festival of Unleavened Bread.) 4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover. 5 While Peter was kept in prison, the church prayed fervently to God for him.
The Hidden Disciple
Many followers of Christ are “hidden” among us. Some serve in the background; others are isolated by various circumstances from the body of Christ. But Jesus cherishes every believer, calls each of us to a unique path of discipleship, and values each member of his Body, the church. Read more