By David Watson

Benchley, March 31, 2019

  • Acts 3:1-10 – Healing the lame man
Then Now
Acts 3:2, 10 – People knew the man. People healed are unknown to crowd.
Acts 3:1-2 – Person healed at random. People healed are carefully screened.
Acts 3:7-8 – Immediate healing! Invisible or slow healing.
Acts 3:14-15, 26 – Direct, straightforward preaching. Little or no strong preaching.
Acts 3:5-6 – No money exchanged. “Send in your money!”
Acts 3:12-13 – Healer refuses exaltation. The healer is exalted.
  • Acts 3:6 – The lame man received two things much better than he expected: healing and the gospel!
  • Acts 3:11-26 – Peter’s 2nd sermon
    • Acts 3:14-15 – Peter accuses the people of disowning and murdering Jesus.
    • Peter cites three lives of evidence:
      • Acts 3:15 – Jesus’ resurrection.
      • Acts 3:16 – Jesus’ power healed this man.
      • Acts 3:18-25 – Prophecy.
  • Acts 4:4 – The message was what had caused people to believe and obey!
    • Philippians 1:12-14 – The devil can’t stamp out the message!

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