Day Three: In Jesus’ Name

Acts 3:3-6 (NIV) – 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.”

“In this story of the healing at the gate “Beautiful”, we see a wonderful metaphor of how God shapes the church for all to see: how the “come with us” people became the people of God that would honor him. The man clung to them because of what he had seen, received, and now had become. This new community of believers didn’t necessarily have what people outwardly wanted, they had come to know that they had something greater, even better – Jesus. All they had didn’t matter compared to what Jesus had done for them. God was honoring them as he was working in and through them.” [Pastor Tim Rapp]

Prayer: Lord, help us to honor you in everything we do. May your Spirit work in and through us as we worship you with all our hearts, thoughts, words, and energy today. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Let’s worship to the song “Fill this Place” (click here) as we ask and respond in wonder before the Lord.

– LB

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