Reading Assignment

Things To Consider

  1. The healing of the lame man was to authenticate Jesus' authority.
  2. A person's name is more than just an identifier; it expresses character and authority.
  3. A man that has never walked began to not only walk, but also leap about the temple.
  4. A crowd would have been at the temple at that time and so they came to see what all the commotion was about.
  5. Peter explains the means and power for the miracle as he quickly points to Jesus.
  6. Religious freedom is immediately threatened.
  7. The Sadducees did not even believe in the resurrection of the dead.
  8. Peter and John were seen as uneducated and common which should remind us that God uses ordinary people.
  9. They prayed asking God to help them continue in faith.
  10. God answered their prayer as they continued to speak with boldness.
  11. Don't miss the introduction of Barnabas.
  12. Sacrificial giving reflects the character of God.