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Peter heals a Crippled Beggar

Peter Heals the Crippled Beggar

Acts 3:1-10 - winter Dec-Feb AD33

Peter, accompanied by John, heals a lame beggar who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple every day begging for provision. The lame could not worship in the temple.

Peter in the name or authority of Jesus heals this cripple who then enters the Temple praising God and the people in the Temple were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to this man.

This was the first miracle that was recored as preformed by the early church.

Can you think of any other times Peter, Paul or and other of the disciples healed people?



Background Reading:

Peter Heals the Crippled Beggar

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer-at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. 4 Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, "Look at us!" 5 So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them. 6 Then Peter said, "Silver or gold I do not have, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk." 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man's feet and ankles became strong. 8 He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. 9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Acts 3:1-10

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