Acts – Chapter 3

Walk by Faith – Not by Sight

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Acts – Chapter 3 begins with a man crippled from birth 3:1.

He was put at the gate called “Beautiful” every day to beg.

Peter and John were on their way to the temple to pray and the bigger/crippled man, asked them for money.

Peter said, “Gold or Silver I do not have, but what I have I give you”. “In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, walk”.

Taking him by the hand, Peter helped him up. The man had to use his faith to stand up. He then began to walk, jump and praise the Lord. 3:7 says, his feet and ankles became strong.

There are a lot of things that we have learned even from birth that continue to cripple us. This lesson is teaching us that we can overcome all obstacles through faith in the finished work of Jesus. We do not have to stay crippled in any situation.

As Jesus heals us, remember to give him the praise.

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  1. The blind man went into the temple with Peter and John and the people were astonished at his healing because they knew the crippled man had been crippled since birth.

    Peter shared with the crowd that this work was the work of Jesus. His finished work on the cross. Peter confirmed to the people what was prophesied by Jesus himself. These things (healings) would follow those that believe.

  2. Chapter 3:22 says, “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must LISTEN TO EVERYTHING He tell you”.

    Often times, leaders don’t see what they are praying for because they/we have not done what God has already said. If God/Jesus has given us instruction, we must realize that our blessing is on the other side of that obedience. God becomes quiet oftentimes until we follow the first step He gives us.

    Often times, my spouse and I will ask God to bring to our remembrance everything He told us to do. The Holy Spirit will remind us of those instructions.

    OBEDIENCE is critical if we are to be successful in the plans of God for our lives.

  3. Acts 3:24 indicates that we are heirs of the covenant that was made with Abraham. We have to remember that we are blessed through that covenant and we are overcomers through Christ.

    We are not crippled but able to walk in all truths.

    The Holy Spirit is our guide in knowing what the covenant promises include.

    “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”

    We must, as the crippled man, walk in faith to be blessed in life. Blessings come in many forms. Jesus wants to bless us to be a blessing and use our testimonies to make others curious about His goodness.

  4. God gives us the grace to go through what we are going through.When you find yourself in some situations you need to let Jesus be your focus because he’s the one that brings healing,

  5. Peter and John were heading to the temple at 3:00 p.m. to pray. The time 3:00 pm has a significant meaning. It was the time that Jesus died on the cross.
    This story is symbolic of us when we are born into the earth. We must accept Christ as our savior. No one can take us through the “gate” of heaven but Jesus; it is through His finished work on the cross that we have eternal life. The world cannot take us. Peter and John could not take the crippled man through the “beautiful gate”. It is only by the blood of Jesus that we are able to enter.

  6. I believe we too must overcome blindness to see clearly. The significance of Peter telling the blind man to “look at him” reminds us to pay attention/look closely to see Jesus.

  7. 2 Samuel 22:7 says that when we cry out to God, He is attentive to our prayers.

  8. Hello!

  9. Isaiah 59:1 “Behold the Lord’s hand is not shorten at all that it cannot save. Nor His ear dull with deafness that it cannot hear.”

  10. The lame man received greater than what had expected. Verses 2-7.
    The name of Jesus mixed with faith. verse 16. (powerful)

  11. Next week, we will be studying Acts Chapter 4. The blog will be up in a few days, please add your comments during the week or we will be live on 14 July @ 6:00 pm

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