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Acts 24:5 We have, in fact, found this man a pestilent fellow, an agitator among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes.
Sedition is derived from the Latin word seditio which means “separation.” What does it mean for us that both Jesus and Paul are accused of sedition? Since Luke and Acts insist that these are false charges, we can imagine the disturbance of the status quo. Jesus separates life from death and Paul asks us to disturb our hearts to live in ways Jesus asks us to live.
MOVING FORWARD: Is there a place in your life that could use some holy sedition? How will you invite Jesus in to help you?
Good Book Club Reading: Acts 24:1-27