Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's "A.D. – The Bible Continues" is coming back to NBC this Sunday with its fourth installment focusing on the early church.
The critically-acclaimed series has been sweeping Sunday night television, and this week will dig deeper into the Book of Acts as well as the growth of the early church after Peter and John emerge from capture and gather followers. In the first of two sneak peeks at the upcoming episode, Peter is having doubts about his calling. However, Mother Mary reinforces her son Jesus' faith in Peter, and encourages the disciple to carry on.
"My son chose you for a reason, he knew your faith was strong enough to bear the responsibilities to help you to become the man our people need you to be," she says during the clip.
A second preview to "A.D." features Peter after he was freed from capture and rallying a group of Jesus' new followers.
"We have found each other in faith," he explains to the growing group. "And now we must honor that, we must provide for each other as we draw strength from each other. The man beside you stands because you are there to hold him up. We are united when each of us gives what we have and takes only what we need, the Kingdom of God is coming, and we will be fit to enter."
Furthermore, Sunday's brand-new episode will reveal the iconic Ananias and Sapphira scene. Over the past three weeks, "A.D." viewers have seen the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Christ. Then, just last week, the television series revealed the moment the Holy Spirit appeared, fulfilling Jesus' promise.
"A.D. – The Bible Continues" episode 4 will air on NBC this Sunday, April 26 at 9 p.m. ET. The encore of last week's Episode 3 will air directly before the new installment. Also, NBC's digital talk show, "Beyond A.D.," will be available for streaming on Sunday. The Jason Kennedy-hosted show will see Christine Caine, Judah Smith and Lincoln Brewster.
Watch the previews for "A.D. – The Bible Continues" Episode 4 below, including Peter motivating new followers. Also, see Mother Mary offer encouragement to Peter here.