Selected Scriptures in Acts
We see the first persecution and trauma in the early church. Peter and John are used by the Holy Spirit to heal a lame man at the gate of the temple. He was dancing and leaping and praising God. Then, the apostles went on to preach Jesus. The religious leaders of that day resisted and persecuted Peter and John; threw them in jail and told them to stop speaking in the name of Jesus. How they responded is how we are to respond when we come under pressure in these days.