Friday, January 22, 2010

Acts 3:11-16

11While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon's Colonnade. 12When Peter saw this, he said to them: "Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.

Men of Israel
You killed the author of life

Wow! Peter spoke with such boldness to these "spiritual" men. Right to their faces he blames them for the death of Jesus. Can you imagine how they must have been feeling. Yes the word that comes to my mind is GUILTY!!

Peter continues and say to them "why are you so surprised by this miraculous healing?" It was by faith in the name of Jesus that healed this man.

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