In the Name of Jesus Christ

by LA UBF   02/27/2010     0 reads



JBF Acts Bible Study                                                                                Lecture 4


Acts 3:1-26

Key Verse 3:6 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." 

Look at verses 1-6. What do you think a crippled man's life had been like so far? What did he hope for?  Peter did not have silver or gold, but he did have faith in the name of Jesus. What does this show about him (see Matt 14:28-31; 26:69-75)? 

Look at verses 7-16. The crippled man was healed and went into the temple courts, walking and jumping and praising God. What does this tell us about the power of Jesus' name? What did Peter do when people were astonished and came running to Peter and John (12-13)? What did Peter teach them about Jesus? 

Look at verses 17-20. What two things did Peter recognize about the peoples' sin in having Jesus killed? Why do you think Peter said these things? What would happen to their sin if they repented and turned to God? What do you think it means that "times of refreshing" would come from the Lord? What ultimate hope would they have?  

Look at verses 21-26. How long must Jesus remain in heaven (21)? Why do you think Peter makes this connection between the hope of Jesus' return and obedience? In what sense were the people of Peter's day (and ours) "heirs of the prophets and of the covenant" of God? How did God fulfill his promise to bless all people on earth through Abraham? How does God bless us?