Acts 4:13 – “Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.”
The book of Acts sets the stage for what happened in the early church after Jesus went up to heaven and the Holy Spirit was poured upon the disciples. Jesus’ physical presence was no longer there, but the time He had spent with His disciples had been fruitful.
Even when faced with opposition, Peter and John rose up boldly and declared the good news of the Gospel to whoever was available to hear it. Listeners were obviously astonished because common, uneducated fishermen were speaking with such wisdom and eloquence. And they recognized that these two men had been with Jesus. Can the people around you recognize that you have been with Jesus, that you know Him intimately and share a close relationship with Him?
Acts 4:8 says that Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit and then he spoke. Wisdom, boldness, courage and excellence will be yours if you allow the Holy Spirit to play an active role in your life. Spend time with the Lord on a daily basis and people will start to see His hand at work in your life.