Acts Chapter 3

JESUS today YOU will SAVE me.

Eat This Book

Read Proverbs Chapter 19

Acts 3

1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

11 And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering.

12 And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.

14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

17 And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.

18 But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled.

19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

20 And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

21 Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

22 For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you.

23 And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people.

24 Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days.

25 Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed.

26 Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.

Advertisements

31 thoughts on “Acts Chapter 3

  1. 5. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

    I wonder how often we don’t receive our miracle because deep down we really don’t expect to.

    Mark 9:24
    And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief. KJV

  2. Acts 3:1
    Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer being the ninth hour .

    we must go to church every time we can so we can pray to the lord and thank him for what he has done More Prayer. AMEN

  3. TRANSFORMING A BURDENED BEGGAR TO A BLESSED BELIEVER

    1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
    2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

    The greatest challenge of the church is the transformation of the mind. We are trained by our society to live in a “poverty mentality”:

    To accept being poor as the will of GOD
    To just go along to get along
    To deal with our circumstances of life
    To continue doing what we have always done
    To depend on others to get anything done

    GOD seeks to BLESS his people; those that have FAITH in HIM. A Blessing does not always have a $ attached to it.
    Health is a BLESSING.
    Family is a BLESSING.
    Church is a BLESSING.

    Our mind are constantly bombarded by an adversary that is negative and quickly and repeatedly identifies our deficiencies and weaknesses. We must be prepared to receive what the LORD has for us so that we respond in FAITH to what GOD makes available to us. Refusing to entertain the negative reminders of the adversary.

    The evidence of TRANSFORMATION

    7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
    8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.
    9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:
    10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

    Others witness the POWER, LOVE and GRACE of JESUS through our lives. GOD help us to live on purpose for you and your Kingdom is my prayer.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

  4. 1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.
    2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
    3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.
    4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.
    5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.
    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.
    7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.
    It pays to go to prayer!!!!!! I know, I skip going into the prayer room several times. Don’t take me wrong several times I got there on time but decided to sit at the church area and not go in the prayer room, and although several times I was praying out there, it wasn’t the same that when you are in the prayer room with your Brothers and Sisters. For He inhabits the Praises of His People. It says: people not person, YES He will always hear you and you will feel His Sweet Presence when you pray in your own: however, there is an atmosphere, a power, a different heavenly dimension that I believe can only be achieved when His People Humble Themselves In Unity and Praise and Pray TOGETHER IN ONE ACCORD!!!!

  5. This lame man in Chapter 3 we have been hearing a lot of here recently. From what I’ve seen it kind of picks a part the steps on how he received his healing. He was carried daily to the gates of the temple. He was expecting something to happen when he waited at the gates of the temple. The name of the gate is Beautiful. The Greek word for beautiful is kalos which means worthy, goodness, noble, praiseworthy. He waited in a worthy place at the hour of prayer which is an hour where God moves, and he expected something to happen.

    When you approach a worthy place with expectations in your heart, God sees that and he will deliver something supernatural.

  6. It is interesting that he lame man was told to look on us before seeing his miracle.

    Many fail to see a miracle or get one because the refuse to look to God (or in moat cases a representative of God).

  7. 8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

    9 And all the people saw him walking and praising God:

    10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

    When we begin to praise God and truly give ourselves to him, others will notice! As Christians we have eyes on us at all times, as people wonder how Christians really live and if we’re not showing God what are we showing them?

  8. 14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;

    15 And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.

    16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.

    Though we may not relate to this in current every day lives, truth is, every day we have the chance to choose, between The Holy one and between the murderer, or the evil one. For there isn’t an inbetween or grey area to go to, you are either going towards one side or another.

    And the bible says when we don’t proclaim Jesus as our God, then we deny him. And even when we do tasks in our life, like if we choose to sin, (not to be mistaken with accidentally sinning but choosing to do it), then we are denying Jesus and lifting up the adversary, the devil. So remember when you go about things, just ask yourself, are you denying Jesus or denying the devil?

  9. Act 3:5 — Act 3:7
    And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them.
    But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!”
    And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong.

    When we are going through struggles,tough times and we are down on the ground and can’t get up, all we have to do is look up and focus on God and He will make us whole again!

  10. iLove to eat More Word

    2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

    lame χωλός
    chōlos
    kho-los’
    Apparently a primary word; “halt”, that is, limping: – cripple, halt, lame.

    The man in this story had been crippled from birth. When Jesus healed him, it not only benefited the crippled man, but it also benefited those who were taking care of him.

  11. Almsgiver

    10 And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him.

    This lame man was daily carried to the temple in hopes of receiving alms. That Greek word “alms” is taken from another word meaning “mercy.” After he was healed, all the people of the temple recognized him because they had seen him there so often. This lame man, who was not allowed under the law to enter the temple, was faithful in his search for mercy, and that day he found it in a way he never expected. I have heard it taught that all the miracles of the New Testament were acts of *mercy* except salvation, which was an act of *grace.* No matter what we would have need of outside of salvation for our soul, we find our search rooted in needing an act of God’s mercy. So many times we would like to think of ourselves as well off and not in a position of begging, but any time we find ourselves asking the Lord for healing, provision, blessing, or any other type of help, we find ourselves appealing to Him for His mercy, or “almsgiving.”

    Jesus is the Almsgiver of our soul, the one whose mercy means everything, and the one whose mercies are made new every morning. The Psalms exhort us to not forget all the benefits of the Lord. Psalm 103 paints a beautiful picture of the mercies of the Lord:

    Psalm 103:1-6
    1 Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

    2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

    3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

    4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

    5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

    6 The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

    To think, that lame man was laid daily at the gate of the temple, waiting for mercies just enough to get by. There are those among us who are in the same position, maybe looking well from the outside, but inside come hungry to the temple desperate for whatever alms they can find. We as the church come together in a beautiful picture of unity when we not only give daily alms as so many had but come together to encourage and pray for others that they may receive a supernatural encounter with The Almsgiver, our Lord. Together, all our needs can be met.

    Acts 4:32-35
    32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.

    33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

    34 Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,

    35 And laid them down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.

  12. 3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

    4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

    5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

    Sometimes we look to God and not know who He is or how great. And come to church expecting nothing. Every time we come expectation we are blown away by the mighty things God does. Expectation is a key to receive. We ought to see God for who He is. He is greater. Greater than any of our problems, situations or needs.

  13. 2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

    How many times have we allowed the things of our past, persuade our actions for the future? The lame man was like this from birth. All he was probably ever told was you’ll never amount to anything. All you’ll ever be is a begger. But then came the disciples with power from the Holy Ghost. The power that changes lives everyday. Wow. This is the same power that we have today.

    More power
    More Holy Ghost
    More of Jesus.

  14. 1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.

    2 And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;

    3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.

    4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

    5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them.

    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

    7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

    8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God.

    PRAYER
    The answer to every miracle and our walk with God is prayer. Prayer is a must to live for God!
    The old proverb (seven days without prayer makes one weak). We must understand that prayer is the key to having an ACTS REVIVAL.
    Yes we can see the move of God the Apostles saw, but it will take much prayer at all hours of the day.

  15. 16 And his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.
    all things are possible through Christ who gives me strength

  16. Listening to prophets….
    I thankyou Lord that you send us prophets to speak to us. I consider pastors prophets because they have the gifts of the Spirit and can use them properly, by the will of God. They can cast out demons and pray a healing over us and teach us how to also. We can turn from our selfish ways and adhere to the man of God. Some people don’t want to adhere to the man of God and say “oh he’s just a man you don’t need to listen to him.” But they are so wrong and decieved. GOD USES THE MAN OF GOD FOR THE FURTHERANCE OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD.

    If He can use Abraham,Moses Joseph to interpret dreams ect than he can use us, or the man of God who watches over our souls. I’m reading in Genesis and there’s a start to see who God uses for His purposes.

    THANKYOU for acts 3:19 I have to remember to turn away from my sins then the days of refreshing will come from the Lord.
    Whew..
    THANKYOU Jesus there’s a way out!!!!

  17. Seek his face…..be opened!

    19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

    “Repent”………………”Turn”……………..

  18. Acts 3:12 (Message)
    Turn to Face God
    12 When Peter saw he had a congregation, he addressed the people:
    “Oh, Israelites, why does this take you by such complete surprise, and why stare at us as if our power or piety made him walk?

    You’re surprised at this?! Really?! Don’t you get it? The power of almighty God through the name of Jesus has made this man whole!

    I wonder if the world sometimes looks at the church in amazement when miracles, signs, and wonders come. To me this is a sad affair to be surprised that the power of God has been manifested.

    We are to live our lives manifesting his kingdom on the earth. The kingdom was manifested through people being healed, demons being cast out, and the poor being preached to them.

    I pray that the world gets used to the fact that at POFW signs, miracles, and wonders are evident and continue to happen.

  19. 19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

    Thank you Jesus. For those times of refreshing.

  20. “And all the people saw him walking and praising God”. The man just received a miracle and did not care who saw him. Many have gone to a concert, ball game, won a prize, etc. and acted in a similar manner in that they did not care who saw them; of which there should be no doubt God (Jesus) also saw. Dear God, forgive me for any/all times that I may have given more too anything other than you; “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done”. “In God we trust”. What a mighty God we serve! Thank God for his word. God bless America, Jerusalem, and you all in Jesus name, Amen!

  21. Faith without works

    6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

    7 And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

    Notice that the man wasn’t healed until Peter actually reached down and picked him up. Peter had faith that this could be done but he also put his faith into action. God did not need any help with this miracle but he would only allow it to happen if there was no doubt in Peters heart. Peter shows he has no doubt about the matter when he acts upon the word before he sees any evidence of its fullfilment. True faith is not contingent upon the circumstance. We know that God does not change so he can still do anything he wants. We just have to put our faith into action and watch what God will do!

  22. “Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. “People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness?”
    ‭‭Acts of the Apostles‬ ‭3:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

    There is a certain right time and right place for people to be addressed about sensitive subjects. We should be cautious and full of Gods spirit in order to be sensitive to when that time is.
    Listening and watching are two very important keys to helping see the details in situations that most people miss. Let the Lord be able to use you.

  23. 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us.

    See a need, Fill a need!

    We are all called to be more like Christ. Being fully a man and being fully God, Jesus Christ lived a life completely devoted to his calling just as we are. His immense love was demonstrated at the cross were he so selflessly gave his life for ours just as we are called to love our neighbor as ourselves. God in the commandments goes as far as to say that there is no greater than these referring to love God and loving thy neighbor.

    One of the most prominent things Christ left as an example for us, Matt. 4:23, Matt. 9:35

    John 21:25
    And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

    Wow, to the degree that Christ excersise himself in the minister. Then we cam safely save it bible truly is narrative. I believe that if anyone at POFW were to step out in faith when ever a need was presented, we will see the mighty hand of God move in the lives of others.

  24. “Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.‭‭ (Acts‬ ‭3:7‬ ‭NIV)

    For,what I learned in this verse of this chapter was that Jesus took the lame man by his right hand and helped him up from the ground and instantly the man that Jesus pulled up by his right hand for, the man’s feet and ankles became stronger. For,there was only one thing to say was that jesus said to the man rise up and walk my child for,Jesus healed the lame man but there was a much greater thing to see that Jesus so bodly took the man’s hand and lifted the lame man up on to his feet!!!! In Jesus Name Amen!!!

  25. This chapter spoke to me about expectancy. This man was physically crippled from birth; but, so many let life’s issues and problems cripple them spiritually. It is time to look up/turn to God in expectancy and receive what He has for you.

  26. 12 Peter saw his opportunity and addressed the crowd. “People of Israel,” he said, “what is so surprising about this? And why stare at us as though we had made this man walk by our own power or godliness?

    Peter saw his opportunity. What would have happened if Peter was to “busy” or to concerned about his own needs? Would the lame man being leaping and walking? Would he addressed the crowd? Well praise God we don’t have to worry about that, Peter was a great example of a disciple.

  27. “Men of Israel why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk.” (vs12)

    The Israelites only heard of patriarchs, priests and prohets healing the sick. Peter says that The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. (vs 13) Meaning the God of the patriarchs time is the same God today. He will be the same today and forever we don’t have to worry about the Lord changing ever. Peter asks why the people are so surprised, because this is what they were told would happen by the prophets. They knew these days would come however they chose to stare shocked at the power God has allowed them to use. The power of God cannot be controlled by man, however God can use willing men and women to opperate in the miraculous as this chapter teaches us.

  28. Lame man healed !!!! 1. NOW Pe’-ter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour. 2. And a certain man lame from his mother’s womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple; John 9 : 8 3. Who seeing Pe’-ter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. 4. And Pe’-ter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. 5. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6. Then Pe’-ter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Je’-sus Christ of Naz’- a- reth rise up and walk. Thank you for all the Healings JESUS !!!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s