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June 6 - 12

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700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

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Sunday June 6, 2021 | Peter Healed a Man

After Jesus returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit gave the disciples power to begin working. With the power of Jesus’ name, Peter healed a man who was lame. Not even the religious leaders could stop Jesus’ followers from sharing the good news about Jesus.

  • Bible Passage: Act 3–4
  • Story Point: The Holy Spirit gave Peter power to heal a man.
  • Key Passage: 2 Peter 1:3
  • Big Picture Question: How does the Holy Spirit help Christians? The Holy Spirit comforts us, shows us our sin, and guides us as we live for God’s glory.

One afternoon, Peter and John—two of Jesus’ followers—went to the temple to pray. They saw a man sitting by a gate. The man could not walk. Every day, the man’s friends carried him to the temple. As people entered the temple, the man asked them for money since he couldn’t work.

Peter said to the man, “Look at us.” The man looked at Peter and John, expecting them to give him something.

Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold for you, but I will give you what I do have.” Then Peter said, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, get up and walk!”

Peter reached out and helped the man up. All of a sudden, the man’s feet and ankles were strong. He could walk! In fact, the man leaped around! He went into the temple with Peter and John, and he praised God. The people in the temple saw that the man was healed, and they were amazed.

The next day, the religious leaders asked Peter and John, “How did you heal this man? By what power or in what name did you do this?”

Peter was filled with the Holy Spirit. He said, “This man was healed by the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth. You nailed Jesus to a cross, but God raised Him from the dead. It is because of Him that this man is healed!”

Peter told the religious leaders that they rejected Jesus because they thought He was not important, but He is the most important One of all.

The religious leaders didn’t know what to say. They ordered Peter and John to never preach or teach in the name of Jesus again. Peter and John said, “Do you think it would be right for us to listen to you instead of God? We cannot be quiet. We must tell people about what we have seen and heard.”

Peter and John met with other believers and prayed that God would give them power to speak boldly and without fear.

Christ Connection

After Jesus returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit gave the disciples power to begin working. With the power of Jesus’ name, Peter healed a man who was lame. Not even the religious leaders could stop Jesus’ followers from sharing the good news about Jesus.

Family Starting Points

  • The Holy Spirit gave Peter power to heal a man.
  • How does the Holy Spirit help Christians? The Holy Spirit comforts us, shows us our sin, and guides us as we live for God’s glory.

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