Sunday School Lesson 803 Peter Heals a Lame Man at the Gate of the Temple

Lesson: 803 Lesson Name: Peter & the Lame Man
Theme: Sinner's Need and Helplessness / Christ's Power

Reading: Acts 3:1-26,  4:1-31

Memroy Verse: Acts 4:12
Memory Verse Text: Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven, given among men, whereby we must be saved.

Attention Getter:

Point 1: Ninth hour (3p.m.) is the time of the evening sacrifice. The same time the Lord Jesus died and likely the same time the Pharisee and Publican (Luke 18) went up to pray. A man 40 years lame (Acts 4:22) was there begging.
Point 2: Peter claims to have no silver and gold personally - perhaps all that he had had went into the all things common of the early church. However what he did have was worth far more. Power with God and the blessing of the Lord accompanies his words. What a thing to covet!
Point 3: Christ of Nazareth (the despised One) has all power in spite of what men may think. Many saw the once lame man now leap up, walking, praising God and holding Peter and John. There was a very real difference in his walk, his words and his company.
Point 4: There is much conjecture and animosity about it all. But seeing the man standing with them and witnessing the reality of Peter and John as they plainly identify the source of such power - their mouths are shut Acts 4:14,16. Still in unbelief they try to minimize the effects - but what can hold back the glory of such a God - Acts 4:21.

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