Jesus’ Name Makes the Lame Leap

Jesus’ Name Makes the Lame Leap

A visit to the temple at the Jewish hour of prayer becomes a day to remember for Peter and John. In an act of mercy, Christ used Peter to be a conduit of His love and power toward a man lame from birth. The result was astounding; the lame man arose and began “walking and leaping and praising God” (v. 8). Peter was reminded afresh, “It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me” (Gal 2:20). Follow the story of the lame man as we consider him as a symbol of all who are outside of Christ in need of the regenerating power of the name of Jesus, who makes the spiritually lame walk, and leap, and praise God. The divisions are:

    1. The Miracle (3:1-10)
    2. The Meaning (3:11-16)
    3. The Message (3:17-26)

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