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The Dangers of Getting on Your Feet

 

 

Acts 3:1-10 ESV

1    Now Peter and John were  going up to the temple at  the hour of prayer,  the ninth hour.

2    And a man  lame from birth was being carried,  whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate  to ask alms of those entering the temple.

3    Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms.

4    And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.”

5    And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.

6    But Peter said,  “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”

7    And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.

8    And  leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God.

9    And  all the people saw him walking and praising God,

10  and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

 

1.   Give HOPE.

 

Hope is the expectation of a BETTER tomorrow.

 

Proverbs 13:12 – Hope deferred makes the heart sick,  but a desire fulfilled is  a tree of life.

 

Acts 4:22 ESV – For the man on whom this sign of healing was performed was more than forty years old.

 

2.   Give FATIH

 

3.   Give LOVE         (V. 7)

 

Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human need through loving CHANNELS to the glory of God.

 

Acts 4:1-2, 4 ESV1 And as they were speaking to the people, the priests and  the captain of the temple and  the Sadducees came upon them,  2 greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming  in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. 4 But many of those who had heard the word believed, and  the number of the men came to about five thousand.

 

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