The second sermon in the book of Acts: Acts 3:1-4:4 (specifically, Acts 3:12-26).

Peter Heals a Lame ManSetting: Jerusalem, in the temple

Speaker: Peter

Audience: Jews

Preceding Events: Peter, through the power of Jesus, heals a man who was crippled from birth.

Overall Theme: Jesus, God’s servant, was foretold in the Old Testament. His execution at the hands of ignorant people was part of God’s plan, as was his rising from the dead.

Scripture Quoted: Deuteronomy 18:15, 18, 19, Genesis 22:18; 26:4

Central Teaching: Jesus’ name has the power to heal.

Subsequent Events: Peter is interrupted by the temple guards and he and John are thrown in prison, yet thousands more believe in Jesus.

Key Lesson: A miraculous healing provides an opportunity for truth about Jesus to be shared, which results in mass conversions.A miraculous healing provides an opportunity for truth about Jesus to be shared, which results in mass conversions. Click To Tweet

If, at church, you saw a wheelchair-bound man get up and walk, what would you think?

This post is from the series “Sermons in the book of Acts.” Read about sermon #1 or sermon #3.

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