READ: Acts 3:1-8

What did Peter give the man who could not walk? Peter gave the man Jesus. The man was helpless. He just wanted a coin to make it another day. God gave him so much more! He answered his greatest need. God’s kindness reached this man through Peter’s faith. Peter told him, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” The man “jumped to his feet” and walked. He received what he never expected – the ability to walk.  Instantly, he became strong. He immediately praised God, knowing only God could heal him. Out of God’s kindness, he meets our greatest needs.

TALK ABOUT IT

What did Peter give the man who could not walk?
Why do we need the life that Jesus gives?     
Do you see yourself as spiritually unable to walk? 

​​​​READ: Acts 3:11-16 and 19-20

Did Peter heal the man? No. God healed the man to show Jesus’ power to give us life. Peter told the people, “You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead.” Yet God invited them to turn and be blessed. They were spiritually dead – unable to walk with God. God calls us “dead in our sins.” A dead person can’t see, hear, jump or walk. We have no power to walk with God. But God comes to us. As we turn from sin and trust in Jesus, God gives us our greatest need – spiritual life.  

 

TALK ABOUT IT

Who healed the man?   
How did God call the people to turn from their sin?    

How will you respond to God’s call to turn from your sin and trust in Jesus?     

Word in the Home

​​READ: Acts 4:5-13

What did Peter tell the people? Peter said, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” The people did not want to believe in Jesus. They killed Jesus, but God raised him from the dead. Death had no power over Jesus. Only Jesus could pay the full penalty our sin deserves. The penalty for sin is eternal death. Without Jesus, all people face God’s wrath. As we turn from sin and trust in Jesus, God forgives our sin. Jesus saves us to live with God forever.  

TALK ABOUT IT

What did Peter tell the people?  
Why is Jesus the only one to save us from the penalty for our sin?     
Will you turn from sin and put your trust in Jesus to save you?

PRAY: God, I praise you for sending Jesus. I was dead in my sin and you sent Jesus to rescue me. Thank you, Jesus, for dying to pay the full penalty my sin deserves. Please give me faith to turn from sin and put my trust fully in you.