Reflection on Acts 3:12-19

Scripture

“Repent of your sins and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped away.”

Observation
Peter and John have healed a lame man near the temple gate. The people are in uproar as they recognise the man leaping and praising God.

Peter seizes the opportunity to address the crowd. He asks them why they are so astonished at God healing a man.

This is not done by the power of a man but by Jesus, the one the crowds had rejected, was crucified and is now alive.

Faith in the name of Jesus healed the man. Now they must put their faith in Jesus and repent in order to have their sins wiped away.

Application
Peter and John healed the man by the Name of Jesus. The Name that brings healing of the body also brings forgiveness of sins.

It is all about Jesus. My life must glorify the Name of Jesus.

Forgiveness of sins is in Jesus

Healing is in Jesus.

Grace is in Jesus.

Prayer
Lord Jesus, help me to keep my eyes on you, allowing you to be glorified in me. Amen.

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