Acts 3:11-16

Acts 3.11-16 w B11 While he clung to Peter and John, all the people, utterly astounded, ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s. 12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. 14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. (Acts 3:11-16)

People wondered. Note how Peter answered the questions in their minds:

  1. Did he and John do this? ‘No! God did it.’
  2. How was it done? ‘God’s power raised Yeshu; and his power made this man strong and healthy.’
  3. Why this man? ‘God did it because of this man’s faith in the Saviour Yeshu’s name.’

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