Imagine having to sit at the city gate and ask people for money in order to eat each day. The reason the beggar had to do this was because he was unable to walk. He hadn’t been able to walk since he was born. Along came Peter and John, they had been praying, and they remembered God’s mission...to tell everyone about the Gospel. Imagine the man’s surprise when Peter healed the man and he was able to walk. I’m sure all the people who had seen the man at the temple gate were just as amazed! Peter reminded the people that it was not he that healed the man, but that he was healed in the name of Jesus. Jesus had healed the man through Peter. Peter continued on and kept telling people about Jesus. He told them to repent and turn to God for forgiveness. Remember that is our mission from God as well.
“It is God who works in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure.” Philippians 2:13
Peter Healed a Beggar | Acts 3:1-10; 4: 5-31
Questions for family discussion
1. Who was with Peter as he went to the temple? (Acts 3:1)
2. How long had the man been unable to walk? (Acts 3:2)
3. How did others react when they saw the man jumping and praising God? (Acts 3:10)
4. What did the Jewish religious leaders tell Peter and John? (Acts 4: 18)
5. Did Peter and John agree to be silent about Jesus? (Acts 4: 19-20)
December 24: Christmas Eve Services: 10:00, 4:00 and 5:30. All services are identical and family friendly. No nursery or Kids Rock.