Acts 3:11-16

11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

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One response to “Acts 3:11-16

  1. God empowered Peter with gifts, Peter used them in faith and obedience. People were wowed by the miracle, which opened the way for the message of Peter. Which was that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God, and it is by His power that the man was healed.

    These people had already rejected Christ once, and His Deity. Yet God, in His kindness, continued to reveal truth to them and to draw them to truth. THey deserved condemnation and death, they were given another message of truth.

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