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Read Acts 4:5-12


Tuesday

Read Acts 4:5-12

5 The next day the Jewish leaders, the elders, and the teachers of the Law gathered in Jerusalem. 6 They met with the High Priest Annas and with Caiaphas, John, Alexander, and the others who belonged to the High Priest's family. 7 They made the apostles stand before them and asked them, “How did you do this? What power do you have or whose name did you use?”

8 Peter, full of the Holy Spirit, answered them, “Leaders of the people and elders: 9 if we are being questioned today about the good deed done to the lame man and how he was healed, 10 then you should all know, and all the people of Israel should know, that this man stands here before you completely well through the power of the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth—whom you crucified and whom God raised from death. 11 Jesus is the one of whom the scripture says,

‘The stone that you the builders despised
    turned out to be the most important of all.’

12 Salvation is to be found through him alone; in all the world there is no one else whom God has given who can save us.”

Think

A man was healed through the power of the name of Jesus, yet the Sadducees and priests had Peter and John arrested. Peter and John emphasize Jesus' power in healing the man.  And they use this miracle as a sign of Jesus' ability to save.

Pray

My body is in relatively good health.  But my soul constantly needs saving.  Just as the lame man was healed by the power of your name.  LIft up my soul through the power of Your name.

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