“By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.”
And now to the crux of the matter. This is how the crippled man who they knew very well for they had seen him daily begging at the temple gate became healed.
Faith in the name of Jesus.
This commences what would become central to the church’s message. Nothing happened without faith in the name of Jesus.
The Church needed to be able to answer the following questions:
Who is Jesus?
Is Jesus alive and present before this problem?
Is there faith from the one speaking the name of Jesus and the one receiving from Jesus?
The Church still needs to answer those questions as it preaches the gospel to a lost world.
In our sophistication and experiences. In our disappointments and tiredness, perhaps today we need to bring our problems to Jesus. The problems at work, at home, in your body or your finances. Answer these 3 questions today and perhaps you will see this first reported miracle in ‘Acts’ happen again today!!