Bible Story

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Unit 28, Session 2: Peter Healed a Man

With the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, Jesus’ disciples were empowered to carry out Jesus’ mission for them: to take the gospel to all the nations. More and more people believed in Jesus. They met together at the temple to praise and worship God, and the first church began.

One afternoon, two of Jesus’ disciples—Peter and John—went to the temple to pray. They encountered at the gate a man who could not walk. Rather than give the man money, Peter gave him something much more valuable: immediate physical healing in Jesus’ name.

First, Peter’s healing the beggar was not magic; it was a miracle. Beginning in Acts 3:12, Peter responded to the people who were amazed at what had happened. “Why are you amazed at this … as though we had made him walk by our own power?” The man wasn’t healed because Peter was a super-believer. Peter explained that it was by Jesus’ power the man was healed.

Second, the man’s healing made him happy and thankful. He entered the temple and rejoiced! Consider the wonderful miracle of salvation. We are dead in our sin, and God makes us alive in Christ! How we should rejoice and give thanks to the Lord!

Finally, Peter and John were bold in their witness. When confronted by the religious leaders, they did not shy away. Peter and John preached about the salvation found in Jesus. In fact, they said they were “unable to stop speaking about what [they had] seen and heard” (Acts 4:20).

After Jesus returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit gave the disciples power to begin working. With the power of Jesus’ name, Peter healed a man who was lame. Not even the religious leaders could stop Jesus’ followers from sharing the good news about Jesus.

The same power that enabled Peter to heal the man who was lame—the power of the Holy Spirit—enables believers today to live on mission for Jesus. Pray that God would give your kids a willingness to be used by Him for His glory and for the fame of Jesus’ name.

 


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Peter Healed a Man

(Acts 3-4)

After Jesus returned to heaven, the Holy Spirit gave the disciples power to begin working. With the power of Jesus’ name, Peter healed a man who was lame. Not even the religious leaders could stop Jesus’ followers from sharing the good news about Jesus.

 


STORY POINT:

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KEY VERSE:

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BIG PICTURE
QUESTION:

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Family Discussion Questions

  • Who gave Peter power to heal the man who could not walk?
    How might it feel to walk after not being able to your whole life?
    What would you have said if the religious leaders told you to stop telling people about Jesus?
  • Why do you think Peter healed the man?
    What can we do for people who are sick?
    Who can we tell about Jesus?

Worship

Game Idea

Leapscotch

 

 -Use tape to make a modified hopscotch style grid on the floor.

-Make each square a few feet away from the next, so that kids must jump a bit further than they would in a normal hopscotch game.

-Then play a game of “leapscotch.”

 

 

 

CONNECTION:

Normally this game has the squares much closer together and we call the game hopscotch. But today we had to leap to get from square to square. Today, we will learn about a time Peter healed a man who could not walk. Afterwards, the man was leaping around and praising God! How do you think Peter healed the man?

Serving
Jesus

 

With Chistmas approaching quickly, consider serving the community as a family. Donating toys, coats, food, etc. There are so many ways to give, especially at Chirstmas.