06 June 2021 (am) – Acts 3:1-26
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 6th June 2021.|
This chapter tells the story of the healing of a paralysed man. A man in his 40s, who has never walked, is instantly and completely healed in the name of the risen and glorious Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
Peter and John are in the Jerusalem temple complex and as a large crowd gathers to see such a wonderful miracle, Peter again uses the opportunity to preach the gospel.
Q Read v1-10. What do we know about the man who is healed?
Q Why does this miraculous healing gather such a large crowd (see v11)? What is significant about the fact that this man now “went with them into the temple courts…” (v8?)
Q Read v11-26. Who healed this man? What does that tell us?
Q In v13-18, how does Peter show that his audience are sinners? Why is ignorance not an excuse?
Q In v19-26 Peter tells them what they must do. What is it? What is surprising about v26
Q How is this man a good illustration of each one of us in how we stand before God?