Author: Ron Graham

Book of Acts

Acts 3:12-26
—Verse by verse

This page is a verse by verse study of Acts 3:12-26. These verses describe Peter’ message after healing the lame man at the temple gate..

Acts 3

Peter’s message after healing the lame man at the temple gate.

Verse 12

¶ "Peter looked at the crowd’s behaviour and made this response: 'Men of Israel, why do you regard this man in such amazement? Why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made him walk?' " (Acts 3:12).

1 Power of God

Verse 13-15

¶ " 'The God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Servant Jesus, whom you delivered up. You denied Jesus in the presence of Pilate when Pilate had decided to release him. Yes, you denied the holy and righteous one and instead you asked for a murderer to be released to you. You killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead which we witnessed.' " (Acts 3:13-15).

2 Preference for Murder

Verse 16

¶ " 'It is by faith in the name of Jesus that this man, whom you recognize and know, was made strong. Faith that comes through Jesus has given this man perfect soundness in the presence of you all.' " (Acts 3:16).

3 Perfection of Healing

Verses 17-18

¶ " 'Now brothers I know that you acted in ignorance, and so did your rulers. Nevertheless what you did fulfilled God’s prior announcement, speaking through all his prophets, that Christ should suffer.' " (Acts 3:17-18).

4 Prejudice Not Excused

Verse 19

¶ " 'So change your hearts and turn again, to have your sins blotted out, and then times of refreshing will come from the presence of the Lord' " (Acts 3:19).

5 Promise of Forgiveness

Acts 2:38Acts 3:19
Be baptizedBe converted
Forgiveness of sinsSins blotted out
Gift of the Holy Spirit Refreshing from God’s presence

Verse 20-21

¶ "And the Lord will send Jesus Christ, who was preordained for you. But heaven must receive him until the times of restoration of all things. God spoke through his holy prophets about this too.' " (Acts 3:20-21).

6 Promise of Christ’s Return

Verse 22-24

¶ " 'For Moses told the fathers, From among your brothers, the Lord God will raise you up a prophet like me. You shall listen to everything he tells you. Every soul who fails to listen to that prophet will be destroyed from among the people. Moreover, all the prophets from Samuel onwards, as many as have spoken, they also told of these days.' " (Acts 3:22-24).

7 Prophecy Fulfilled

Verse 25-26

¶ " 'You are the children of the prophets. You are children of the covenant which God made with our fathers when he said to Abraham, In your seed will all the families of the earth be blessed. God raised up Jesus his servant and sent him first to you —to bless you by turning all of you from your wickedness.' " (Acts 3:25-26).

8 Providence of God

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