In The Name Of Jesus - Acts 3: 1-26

IN THE NAME OF JESUS…

Acts 3:1-26

 

I.  A Certain Lame Man… (vs. 1-10)

a. Peter and John were heading to the temple for prayer. There were three times of daily prayers at the temple: the 3rd hour – 9:00 AM, the 6th hour –was 12:00 noon, and the 9th hour was? __________ How does this reflect Psalm 55:17 and King David’s prayer times? ______________________

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b. Do you think it would have been uncommon to see lame beggars    asking for money outside the temple? ____________________________

c. What was asked and what was given in this account? _____________

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d. Aside from saying the words did Peter do anything else? __________  __________________________________________________________

e. What was the man’s response and what were all the people’s response? __________________________________________________

 

II. An Opportunity for the Gospel (vs. 11-18)

a. Now standing in Solomon’s porch (a portico on the East side of the temple courtyard) and surrounded by amazed people what does Peter do?  ___________________________________________________________

b. What misperceptions does Peter clear up right away? ______________ ___________________________________________________________

c. Who does Peter point to and how does he use this opportunity? ______

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d. Is the message substantially different from the one he preached in Acts 2? ___  _________________________________________________________________

        

III. The Gospel Requires a Response (vs. 19-26)

a. Having preached, how does Peter tell the people they need to respond?

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b. From salvation Peter now explains the rest of the story…what does he tell them is still yet to come? ___________________________________

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c. What warning does Peter include in his sermon? __________________ ___________________________________________________________

d. How effective was Peter at connecting to his Jewish audience through their heritage? _______________________________________________

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e. What reason does Peter proclaim to the people that God sent Jesus to fulfill in verse 26?  ___________________________________________

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IV. Application:  What part does repentance play in conversion? ___________

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