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 Gate Beautiful in the Temple in Jerusalem 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 recorded as performed by the early church.

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

Background Reading:

Peter Heals the Crippled Beggar

3:1 One afternoon, Peter and John were on their way to the Temple for the three o’clock prayer time. 2 Now a man who had been crippled from birth was being carried in. Every day people would lay him at what was called the Beautiful Gate so that he could beg from those who were going into the Temple. 3 When he saw that Peter and John were about to go into the Temple, he asked them to give him something.

4 Peter, along with John, looked him straight in the eye and said, “Look at us!” 5 So the man watched them closely, expecting to get something from them. 6 However, Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold, but I’ll give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus the Messiah from Nazareth, walk!” 7 Then Peter took hold of his right hand and began to help him up. Immediately his feet and ankles became strong, 8 and he sprang to his feet, stood up, and began to walk. Then he went with them into the Temple, walking, jumping, and praising God.

9 When all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 they knew that he was the man who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.
Acts 3:1-10

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