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Don’s Daily Devotions

Join us as we read the scriptures and a daily devotion written by Don Crisp. We pray these messages will bless us all at this time.

Wed 9th September – Acts chapter 3:11-13:

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Wed 9th September              Read Acts chapter 3:11-13:


V11:  The healed man clings – perhaps literally – to Peter and John, as a growing crowd gathers around them. The specific details, such as ” Solomon’s porch”, remind us that this is first an eyewitness account, its source must be the apostle’s own testimony. What Peter wrote years later, specifically about the Transfiguration, ( 2 Peter 1:16.) is true of all the NT records.

V12:  Peter now addresses the crowd, as fellow Israelites, to turn away at once any idea that the power they have witnessed was that of the apostles themselves.

V13:  Rather, God – the God who revealed Himself to and through their fathers, the Patriarchs,- has acted to glorify Jesus, called here His servant ( the true servant of God, fulfilling all OT prophecies and promises , see e.g. Isaiah 42:1-4; 52:13; 53:11-12.) but the word can also carry the sense of ” His child” – Jesus, truly the Son of God. God has glorified Him through suffering and death, rejected by the Jewish people and handed over to Pilate, even putting pressure on him to condemn Jesus to death ( John 19:12-13.) Though this was specifically the leaders of the Jews, they represented the whole nation in this. (So ” whom you delivered…”)