Week 41   Day 3


Peter had some good news

            for his listeners 

yes you made a big mistake in the past 


But now you can do something

            about that 

you don't have to continue

            down that wrong path 


Wake up 

            see what you have done 



God will rejoice

            with all the angels

            of heaven

God will accept you

            redeem you 

            transform you

            and give you eternal life  


The word gospel


            good news.



Through their preaching

            the apostles tried to show their fellow Jews

            that Christianity was not something to be afraid of 

They talked about Abraham 



                               the prophets


            all those figures from the past

            with whom their listeners were acquainted.




                           A HEALING AND A SERMON

     In the name of Jesus, you are healed and made new.

                                                Acts 3


    1Now Peter and John went up together to the temple at the

hour of prayer, the ninth hour.  2A certain man lame from his

mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate

of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those

who entered the temple.  3Seeing Peter and John about to go

into the temple, he asked for alms.  4Fixing his eyes on him,

with John, Peter said, "Look at us." 

    5The lame man gave them his attention, expecting to receive
.  6Then Peter said, "Silver and gold I do not have,

but what I do have I give you:  In the name of Jesus Christ of

Nazareth, rise up and walk."  7Peter took him by the right hand

and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones

received strength.  8So he, leaping up, stood and walked and

entered the temple--walking, leaping, and praising God.

     9People saw him walking and praising God.  10Then

they knew it was he who sat begging alms at the Beautiful

Gate; and they were filled with wonder and amazement at

what had happened to him.

    12Peter responded to the people:  "Why do you marvel at

this?  Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own

power or godliness we had made this man walk?  13The God

of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified

His Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up and denied in the

presence of Pilate.  14You denied the Holy One and asked for

a murderer to be granted to you, 15and killed the Prince of life,

whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses. 

    17"Yet I know you did it in ignorance, as did also your

rulers.  18But those things which God foretold by all His

prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. 

19Repent therefore that your sins may be blotted out, so that

times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.

    22"For Moses said to the fathers, 'The Lord your God will

raise up for you a Prophet like me from your brethren.  Him

you shall hear in all things, whatever He says to you.'

    24"All the prophets have foretold these days.  25You are

sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made

with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'In your seed all the

families of the earth shall be blessed.'  26To you first,

God, having raised up Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in

turning away every one of you from your iniquities."
               This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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