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Acts chapter 3 is a wonderful look at the power of Jesus' name and faith in Jesus as Peter heals a lame man. I love verse 6: "But Peter said, "I don't have any money for you. But I'll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!"" Below is a painting of this scene by the Italian painter Masolino da Panicale from the early 15th century:
It is awesome to see how Peter follows up this healing with preaching at Solomon's Porch! He sees an opportunity to let others know about Jesus and he does not let this opportunity pass him by. How often in your life do you come across opportunities to let others know about Jesus? How often do you move forward with that opportunity? Or how often do you let that opportunity pass you by?
Bible.org's commentary on today's Acts readings titled "A Lame Excuse for Preaching the Gospel" is at this link. (again, quite a creative title here from Bob... :)
Worship Video: Today's readings reminded me of the song "Lord Have Mercy" sung here at Moody Church:
Have you ever prayed Lord Have Mercy? Click here for mercy!
Please join us in memorizing and meditating on a verse of Scripture today: "Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." Acts 3:6 NIV
Prayer Point: Pray in that you treasure the name of Jesus above all else in this world. Pray that you have accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Pray all things in Jesus' holy name.
Comments from You & Questions of the Day: In Acts chapter 3 we read about Peter healing a lame man in the name of Jesus. I am curious about how you might say or pray the name of Jesus in your life today? Do you close out your prayers in the name of Jesus? Do you do other things in your life in the name of Jesus? Do you have any stories or examples of the power of the name of Jesus that you have experienced in your life? Also, what verses or insights stand out to you in today's readings? Please post up by clicking on the "Comments" link below!
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