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Peter, John and the Lame Man

When a lame man is healed, Peter and John are imprisoned.
Contributed by SIKU – Edge Group
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After Pentecost many of new Christians lived in Jerusalem. They would meet in each others homes and at the Temple. – Slide 1
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The time of prayer was about three o’clock in the afternoon. – Slide 2
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Peter and John were going into the temple at this time to pray. – Slide 3
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By one of the Temple gates, called the Beautiful Gate, was a man who had been lame since birth. He sat there begging people for money. – Slide 4
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The man saw Peter and John entering the temple, and he asked them for money. <br/>They looked straight at him and said, ‘Look up at us!’ – Slide 5
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The man stared at them. Peter said, ‘I don’t have any silver or gold! But I will give you what I do have. In the name of Jesus Christ from Nazareth, get up and start walking.” Peter then took him by the right hand and helped him up. – Slide 6
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At once the man’s feet and ankles became strong and he rose to his feet. – Slide 7
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Then he started walking. He went with Peter and John into the temple, walking and jumping and praising God. Everyone saw him walking around and praising God. They knew that he was the beggar who had been lying beside the Beautiful Gate, and they were completely surprised. They could not imagine what had happened to the man.  <br/>A crowd gathered and Peter spoke to them about Jesus (Acts 3:11-26) – Slide 8
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The captain of the temple guard, and some Sadducees arrived. These men were angry because the apostles were teaching about the resurrection. They arrested Peter and John and put them in jail for the night. – Slide 9
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The captain of the temple guard, and some Sadducees arrived. These men were angry because the apostles were teaching about the resurrection. They arrested Peter and John and put them in jail for the night. <br/>The next morning the leaders, the High priest and his family, elders, and the teachers of the Law of Moses met in Jerusalem to question Peter and John. <br/>Peter said, ‘This man is standing here completely well because of the power of Jesus Christ from Nazareth. You put Jesus to death on a cross, but God raised him to life. He is the stone that you builders thought was worthless, and now He is the cornerstone – the most important stone of all. Only Jesus has the power to save! His name is the only one in world that can save anyone. – Slide 10
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The officials were knew Peter and John had been with Jesus. The healed man was standing there and they could not deny what had happened. – Slide 11
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The officials said to each other,  ‘What can we do with these men? Everyone in Jerusalem knows about this miracle, and we cannot say it didn’t happen. To keep this thing from spreading, we must forbid them to speak to anyone about the name of Jesus.’ – Slide 12
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So they called the two apostles back in and told them that they must never, for any reason, teach anything about the name of Jesus. <br/>Peter and John answered, ‘Do you think God wants us to obey you or to obey Him? We cannot keep quiet about what we have seen and heard.’ – Slide 13
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The officials could not find any reason to punish Peter and John. So they threatened them and removed them from the Temple. The man who was healed by this miracle was more than forty years old, and everyone was praising God for what had happened. – Slide 14
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