OVERVIEW: Peter prays that God would heal the lame beggar, and God answers his prayer. Peter then preaches to those who witnessed this miracle inside the Gentile area of the temple courtyard.
BIG IDEA: Don’t be surprised: God is alive!
KEY VERSE: Acts 3:6–7 (Peter to healed lame man)
Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.
IF GOD WROTE YOU A LETTER
Don’t underestimate what I want to do in your life. Come to me with your small problems, but understand I want to deal with the big issues, too. I want to transform you entirely. I want to give you a new life. I meet you where you’re stuck, and I get you moving again. I go where you’ve given up, and I give you hope. I throw out your quick fixes, and I make you permanently whole. Sometimes I give you what you want, but I always give you what you need.
The name of Jesus carries authority. By the power of the Holy Spirit, you can experience healing and introduce others to that healing, too. Sometimes I bring physical healing, but I am mostly interested in spiritual healing. I want to bring you and those around you freedom, power, love, forgiveness, purpose, joy, perseverance, and overflowing life. Bring me your broken legs, and I will get you walking on my path of life, jumping at opportunities to serve, running to share good news, and dancing with gratefulness.
Take a moment to reflect upon three powerful ways that you have seen God work in your life or in the life of someone you know. Thank God for his presence, power, and active love. Live today, knowing God is alive and on the move!