As a church, we are going through the first chapters of Acts during our Sunday morning worship. In these early chapters, we are seeing two decidedly different responses to the Gospel: repentance and faith in some and increasing hostility in others. It is telling that the same message can illicit such differing responses. For some, the announcement of Christ’s death and resurrection brings humility and effusive joy. For others, it brings forth anger, hostility, even rage. This from a message that points out that everyone is an “emperor who has no clothes”, and in the next breath offers to cloth them in Christ’s righteousness.