Sermon Illustrations

Sometime in the 1200’s a theologian named John Duns Scotus “and the Pope walked through the Vatican Gold Chambers. As the story goes, the Pope turned to the theologian and said, ‘Dr. Scotus, no longer can the church say ‘silver and gold have I none.’’ To which Scotus reportedly replied, ;And no longer can it say, ‘in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.’”

Gangel, Kenneth. Holman New Testament Commentary- Acts. Nashville: Holman. 1998. 50.