The Lame Beggar Walks

Our hope is for our kids to know that: There is power in the name of Jesus

Salvation and glory and power belong to our God,”
(Revelation 19:1B)

(Open the bible and read to your child Acts 3:1 – 4:31) One day as Peter and John were on their way to the temple they saw a crippled man begging for money. This man was in an opportune spot because many of those on the way to the temple would give. Peter however told the man to walk. Peter remembered the words that Jesus spoke to him, saying, “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:12–13). The man stood up and began to walk. The name of Jesus has power, even after His death, burial, and resurrection. The Holy Spirit was working in the believers, which they received at Pentecost.

The Jesus Connection:
It was in the name of Jesus that the beggar was healed, and it was the name and gospel of Christ that Peter brought to the crowd and the religious rulers. After healing the crippled beggar, Peter was not going to miss an opportunity to share the gospel. Peter explained that if they repented and believed in Jesus, their sins would be forgiven. He appealed to them from the words of the prophets, and he quoted Moses (Acts 3:22–23). Peter ended his appeal by reminding them of Jesus’ call for them to abandon their wicked ways. This story is the gospel from start to finish.


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