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“You Also Are a Part of God’s Miracles”

First United Methodist Church of Clarion PA http://www.fumc-clarion.org

Sunday, August 15; 11:00am Worship Service
Scripture: Acts 3:1-12 (NIV)
Message: “You Also Are a Part of God’s Miracles”
Today’s participants:
Pastor John Flower
Karen Vandermeer, Liturgist
Zachary Covington, Pianist
Sarah Matson, Special Music
Debbie Whisner, The Children’s Message

Scripture: Acts 3:1-12 (NIV)

Peter Heals a Lame Beggar
One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he asked them for money. Peter looked straight at him, as did John. Then Peter said, “Look at us!” So the man gave them his attention, expecting to get something from them.

Then Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

Peter Speaks to the Onlookers
While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?


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