One of my first memories, being a B.C. born kid, was having snow drifts so high at the side of our driveway that we dug out shelters and could walk upright, deep into them. No need to bend or crouch, we had lots of ceiling space. I also have an early memory of standing at our back screen door, herded indoors by my mother, watching a mountain lion prowling through our backyard. So this is what life is like on the outside of the womb! Last week we looked at the birth of the Church and this week begins to describe her first baby steps.
Acts 3 Study Questions
- Imagine you are the healed guy from the story. Use words to describe how it would feel, for the first time, to have use of your legs.
- Have you ever prayed for someone’s healing? How did that go?
- How do your ‘resolve’ your faith when God doesn’t answer your prayers for healing?
- Peter explained that these people had ‘acted in ignorance’ or, in other words, “You did’t know what you were doing!” Recall a time in your life when you were doing something (quite happily perhaps) and didn’t realize it was wrong until you felt convicted by God that it needed to change.
- Our generation doesn’t like any talk of judgement or punishment. Offer an explanation of verse 23.
- Peter explains to his Jewish listeners “God sent Jesus first to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.” Has God ever ‘blessed’ you like that?
- Close by praying for those who need healing.