- The cripple’s physical cure (verses 1-11) is a picture of the spiritual truths of the gospel of salvation. Note how it shows
(a) man’s need’s need,
(b) the necessity of faith,
(c) the importance of personal witness,
(d) the assurance of salvation,
(e) the miracle of salvation itself. (Peter explains how it happened in verses 12-16.)
Have you been the link between Christ and a personal in need as Peter was that day?
- In addressing the people of his own nation, what sins does Peter charge against them?
What promises does he make to them and on what conditions?
How far are his words applicable to us who are not Jews?
- Verses 6. ‘In the name of Jesus’ means ‘by the authority’, ‘with the power’ of Jesus. Cf. verse 16; 4:12.
- Verses 13, 26. ‘Servant’: cf. Is. 52: 13 (also 42: 1-4; 49:5, 6; 50:1-10). Peter is making a fearless proclamation of the Lord’s Messiahship. Cf. 4:27, 30.