Acts Chapter 3
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.
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Matthew Henry's Acts Chapter 3 Bible commentary...
A lame man healed by Peter and John. (1-11) Peter's address to the Jews. (12-26)1-11 The apostles and the first believers attended the temple worship at the hours of prayer. Peter and John seem to have been led by a Divine direction, to work a miracle on a man above forty years old, who had been a cripple from his birth. Peter, in the name of Jesus of Nazareth, bade him rise up and walk. Thus, if we would attempt to good purpose the healing of men's souls, we must go forth in the name and power of Jesus Christ, calling on helpless sinners to arise and walk in the way of holiness, by faith in Him. How sweet the thought to our souls, that in respect to all the crippled faculties of our fallen nature, the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth can make us whole! With what holy joy and rapture shall we tread the holy courts, when God the Spirit causes us to enter therein by his strength!
12-18 Observe the difference in the manner of working the miracles. Our Lord always spoke as having Almighty power, never hesitated to receive the greatest honour that was given to him on account of his Divine miracles. But the apostles referred all to their Lord, and refused to receive any honour, except as his undeserving instruments. This shows that Jesus was one with the Father, and co-equal with Him; while the apostles knew that they were weak, sinful men, and dependent for every thing on Jesus, whose power effected the cure. Useful men must be very humble. Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to thy name, give glory. Every crown must be cast at the feet of Christ. The apostle showed the Jews the greatness of their crime, but would not anger or drive them to despair. Assuredly, those who reject, refuse, or deny Christ, do it through ignorance; but this can in no case be an excuse.
19-21 The absolute necessity of repentance is to be solemnly charged upon the consciences of all who desire that their sins may be blotted out, and that they may share in the refreshment which nothing but a sense of Christ's pardoning love can afford. Blessed are those who have felt this. It was not needful for the Holy Spirit to make known the times and seasons of these dispensations. These subjects are still left obscure. But when sinners are convinced of their sins, they will cry to the Lord for pardon; and to the penitent, converted, and believing, times of refreshment will come from the presence of the Lord. In a state of trial and probation, the glorified Redeemer will be out of sight, because we must live by faith in him.
22-26 Here is a powerful address to warn the Jews of the dreadful consequences of their unbelief, in the very words of Moses, their favourite prophet, out of pretended zeal for whom they were ready to reject Christianity, and to try to destroy it. Christ came into the world to bring a blessing with him. And he sent his Spirit to be the great blessing. Christ came to bless us, by turning us from our iniquities, and saving us from our sins. We, by nature cleave to sin; the design of Divine grace is to turn us from it, that we may not only forsake, but hate it. Let none think that they can be happy by continuing in sin, when God declares that the blessing is in being turned from all iniquity. Let none think that they understand or believe the gospel, who only seek deliverance from the punishment of sin, but do not expect happiness in being delivered from sin itself. And let none expect to be turned from their sin, except by believing in, and receiving Christ the Son of God, as their wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
Aubrey Senna's Acts Chapter 3 comment about verse 1 on 9/01/2014, 12:19am...
I think this chapter is all about our faith that with faith we do what is above man s imagination. Please pray for me ineed to know how to pray in faith amn
Phub Dorji's Acts Chapter 3 comment on 8/31/2014, 9:57am...
A very powerful healing can be observed here. A lame man from the birth who has lost his privilege as a child to learn to walk and fall. Which technically means he would not even know how to walk even if he got his legs well by other means. Please note that the healing of God is instant and progressive. The man leaped and stood and entered the temple and praised him. Isiah 35 6
Jeremy's Acts Chapter 3 comment on 8/24/2014, 8:03pm...
KENNETH If you read Revelation 21 8 it says, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone which is the second death. " My interpretation is that when verse 23 says, "every soul, which will not hear that prophet " it is referring to those who choose not to believe in Jesus. when it talks of the death of the soul it means the second death or the "spiritual death, " when non believers are cast into the lake of fire.
KENNETH's Acts Chapter 3 comment about verse 23 on 8/01/2014, 1:09am...
Acts 23 verse 3 And it shall come to pass,that every soul,which will not hear that prophet,shall be destroyed from among the people I am having a questions from a Jehovah 's Witness who claims that the soul is not immortal but here it says the every soul shall be destroyed..can you explain thank you!
Barb's Acts Chapter 3 comment about verse 3 on 7/21/2014, 10:12pm...
all churches should have a program implemented for those in dire need, not pawn them off to Union Mission.
Maggi's Acts Chapter 3 comment on 6/25/2014, 4:59am...
As the entire word of God is very inspiring and shows the power that is available to us believers by faith in Jesus Christ,I pray that my faith will be strengthened to speak the word with that authority and see miracles happen
Kimmy's Acts Chapter 3 comment on 3/21/2014, 10:42pm...
that s a medicine to me no matter the situation that s my weapon to tell the devil he is a liar and a looser
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