The mission to the Gentiles is moving at an ever-increasing pace. After persecution scattered believers from Jerusalem (Acts 8:1), the gospel has moved into Gentile territory: first through Philip, as he preached in Samaria and to an Ethiopian Eunuch, and now through Peter as he preaches in the cities of the North-Western coastal plain. Through Peter’s pastoral ministry the ongoing work of Christ is manifest through the healing of Aeneas and the raising of Tabitha. The result is that many turn to the Lord for salvation. In this message we learn that Jesus’ ongoing power to raise the disabled and the dead confirm that He is alive and active and that He continues to transform lives and give His people hope.
- Raising the disabled (vv. 32-35
- Raising the dead (vv. 36-43)
- Raising the despondent