A Faithful Father

Acts 12:1-19

Introduction – Nothing Gold Can Stay

The Suffering Church

King Herod

The death of James the brother of John

If one is good two must be better – the arrest of Peter

The delay

The church earnestly praying

The “Myth of Control”

The Church The Father Loves

All we have is all we need

The “Comedy” of Acts 12

I must be dreaming

It can’t be him

The Prayer of Faith and the Prayer of Despair

Where does acts 12 leave us?

Conclusion – For the Love of the Father

I trust God so much that I do not doubt he will provide whatever I need for body and soul, and will turn to my good whatever adversity he sends upon me in this sad world.