Peter and John Heal the Lame Man (Discussion Questions)

Categories: Early Christian Church, Freshness and Newness

Read Acts 3:1-11

  • Where are Peter and John going in this story?
  • What time of day is it? [9th hour = 3PM]
  • What is significant about that time? [Jesus died on the cross, the veil in the temple was ripped in two]
  • Who stops them on their way into the temple?
  • What does the man want?
  • Has his malady allowed him to become a professional beggar?
  • What does Peter say to the man?
  • Why is this significant?
  • What if the two disciples had given him money -- what would it have done for him?
  • Do we try to give people what they want or what will bless them?
    • How can we tell the difference?
  • How might we put this story into practice today?
  • What was "new" for the lame man?
  • What would keep us from healing the situation?
    • Doubt? Fear? Lack of faith? Lack of understanding? Just not wanting to?
    • How would you address those negative responses?
    • What would you replace them with?
    • Are you willing to go out and serve God like Peter and John?
      • Why or why not?