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Acts 3
Acts 3:1  Now Peter and John were going up to the temple area for the three o'clock hour of prayer.
This was the hour of the evening sacrifice.


2
And a man crippled from birth was carried and placed at the gate of the temple called "the Beautiful Gate" every day to beg for alms from the people who entered the temple.
3
When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked for alms.
4
But Peter looked intently at him, as did John, and said, "Look at us."
5
He paid attention to them, expecting to receive something from them.
6
3 Peter said, "I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I give you: in the name of Jesus Christ the
Nazorean, (rise and) walk."
7
Then Peter took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles grew
strong.
8
He leaped up, stood, and walked around, and went into the temple with them, walking and jumping and
praising God.

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9
When all the people saw him walking and praising God,
10
they recognized him as the one who used to sit begging at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, and they
were filled with amazement and astonishment at what had happened to him.
11
As he clung to Peter and John, all the people hurried in amazement toward them in the portico called
"Solomon's Portico."
12
When Peter saw this, he addressed the people, "You Israelites, why are you amazed at this, and why do
you look so intently at us as if we had made him walk by our own power or piety?
13
The God of Abraham, (the God) of Isaac, and (the God) of Jacob, the God of our ancestors, has glorified
4 his servant Jesus whom you handed over and denied in Pilate's presence, when he had decided to
release him.
14
You denied the Holy and Righteous One 5 and asked that a murderer be released to you.
15
6 The author of life you put to death, but God raised him from the dead; of this we are witnesses.
16
And by faith in his name, this man, whom you see and know, his name has made strong, and the faith
that comes through it has given him this perfect health, in the presence of all of you.
17
Now I know, brothers, that you acted out of ignorance, 7 just as your leaders did;
18
but God has thus brought to fulfillment what he had announced beforehand through the mouth of all the
prophets, 8 that his Messiah would suffer.
19
Repent, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be wiped away,
20
and that the Lord may grant you times of refreshment and send you the Messiah already appointed for
you, Jesus, 9
21
whom heaven must receive until the times of universal restoration 10 of which God spoke through the
mouth of his holy prophets from of old.
22
For Moses said: 11 'A prophet like me will the Lord, your God, raise up for you from among your own
kinsmen; to him you shall listen in all that he may say to you.
23
Everyone who does not listen to that prophet will be cut off from the people.'
24
Moreover, all the prophets who spoke, from Samuel and those afterwards, also announced these days.
25
You are the children of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your ancestors when he
said to Abraham, 'In your offspring all the families of the earth shall be blessed.'
26
For you first, God raised up his servant and sent him to bless you by turning each of you from your evil
ways."


vs. 12-26;
St. Peter explains that the miracle was worked "In The Name of Jesus" and that, the people in
some way, were responsible for His death.


vs. 14-15; HOLY AND RIGHTEOUS ONE - AUTHOR OF LIFE
Refers to Messiah
This is reminiscent of Mark 1:24 & Luke 4:34, the demons call Jesus "The Holy One of God"

vs. 17; IGNORANCE
St. Peter brings up the idea that they acted out of ignorance...reminding us of the words of Christ,
from The Cross... "Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."
Luke 23:34

vs. 19; WIPED AWAY
Notice that St. Peter says that if we repent our sins will be "wiped away", not as some believe
merely "covered over" with the Righteousness of Christ! The concept that we can not become Holy
through Christ Jesus and that He merely "covers up" our sins when we repent, can not be found in
Scripture. It is the teaching of men!

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