Thursday, May 17, 2012

Acts 3

The Lame Beggar Healed

There was a guy who was lame since birth who begged at the temple every day. When he asked Peter and John for alms as they were about to enter the temple, they healed him in the name of Jesus. Everyone recognized the beggar and were amazed at what happened.

I never realized that the disciples also performed healings until I started this project. And even when I read about them doing it when Jesus was elsewhere, it didn't occur to me that they would keep doing it after Jesus was gone.

Peter Speaks in Solomon's Portico

Everyone is amazed at what was done, and Peter spoke to the group. He asked why they are amazed when Jesus did the same thing. They saw Jesus perform these types of miracles and they had him killed.

This does seem like a reasonable complaint. If they killed Jesus for doing these kinds of miracles why are they now happy to see it?


  1. The disciples healing is the "proof" of most faiths that claim faith healing. I was a Christian Scientist and they point to the disciples as the first examples of Jesus teaching us how to heal.

    1. faith healing. A great answer to the question "what's the harm?"


    3. Great resource grundy, thanks.

      Really heartbreaking to read though :(

    4. It's a bummer 'cause it's true.

  2. Not a whole lot of interesting stuff in this chapter. But here it sounds like Peter is blaming the Jews for the death of Jesus. Also in verse 22 some thought it was Jesus, others Mohamed, others Joesph Smith etc.


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