Let The miracles Begin
In the beginning of Chapter 3 we find a crippled beggar laying outside of the Temple gates. The Bible says he was born crippled and was carried up to the Temple gate every day so that he could beg for change. Peter, as he passes by, says:
“Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” v.6
Peter explains to the shocked crowd that it is through the power of the ancient God, by whom the name of Jesus is empowered, that this man has been healed. His proclamation is striking:
“You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him…” v.14-16
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Change for a day, Change for Life
The beggar was asking for money, something that could have briefly improved his life. What he received instead opened the door to the salvation of his soul, an eternity with our loving God.
Expect Great Things from a Great God
The people were astonished to see the lame man healed. Of course the creator of life can heal infirmity. “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?