Read Acts 3-4
Peter Heals a Lame Beggar
Going up to the temple at the time of prayer
He jumped to his feet and began to walk
them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God!
Peter Speaks to the Onlookers
all the people were astonished and came running to them
17“Now, fellow Israelites, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did your leaders. (How many Jews were at the trial/cross?)
18But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Messiah would suffer.
(Early church doctrine = through all the prophets and Repent,sins may be wiped out)
19Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,
20and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you—even Jesus.
(even = adverb used to emphasize something surprising or extreme.)
21Heaven must receive him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as he promised long ago through his holy prophets. (The return!)
22For Moses said, ‘The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.
23Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.’ a
24“Indeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets who have spoken have foretold these days.
25And you are heirs of the prophets and of the covenant God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‘Through your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.’ b
26When God raised up his servant, he sent him first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.”
(and came running to them vs they put them in jail until the next day.)
NIV Acts 4 Peter and John Before the Sanhedrin
1The priests and the captain of the temple guard and the Sadducees came up to Peter and John while they were speaking to the people.
2They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people, proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead.
3They seized Peter and John and, because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day.
4But many who heard the message believed; so the number of men who believed grew to about five thousand.
5The next day the rulers, the elders and the teachers of the law met in Jerusalem.
6Annas the high priest was there, and so were Caiaphas, John, Alexander and others of the high priest’s family.
7They had Peter and John brought before them and began to question them: “By what power or what name did you do this?”
8Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people!
9If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a man who was lame and are being asked how he was healed,
10then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed.
(In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk. 3:6)
2:38Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of
Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit
“ ‘the stone you builders rejected,
which has become the cornerstone.’ a
12Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”
13When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.
14But since they could see the man who had been healed standing there with them, there was nothing they could say.
15So they ordered them to withdraw from the Sanhedrin and then conferred together.
16“What are we going to do with these men?” they asked. “Everyone living in Jerusalem knows they have performed a notable sign, and we cannot deny it.
17But to stop this thing from spreading any further among the people, we must warn them to speak no longer to anyone in this name.”
18Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus.
19But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges!
20As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
21After further threats they let them go. They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.
22For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old.
1.They could not decide how to punish them, because all the people were praising God for what had happened.
2.Liken unto 40 years begging in the Walmart parking lot then healed!
3.Pray for like miracles
4.His life was changed dramatically after 40 years.....So could yours!