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Summary: Outline on the story of Peter healing the man at the temple.

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"WHEN GOD MET THE GUY AT THE GATE"

ACTS 3:1-11

I. THE MEN IN TOUCH (1) [THE PRAYERS]

A. The Team (1a)"Now Peter and John went up together..."

B. The Temple (1b) "...into the temple..."

C. The Task (1c) "...at the hour of prayer,..."

D. The Time (1d) "...being the ninth hour."

II. THE MAN IN TROUBLE (2-3) [THE PARALYTIC]

A. His Lifelong Problem (2a)

"And a certain man lame from his

mother’s womb was carried,..."

B. His Lonely Place (2b)

"...whom they laid daily at the gate of the

temple which is called Beautiful,..."

C. His Lowly Profession (2c)

"...to ask alms of them that entered

into the temple;"

D. His Last Petition (3)

"Who seeing Peter and John about to go into

the temple asked an alms."

III. THE MIRACLE THAT TRANSFORMED (4-8) [THE POWER]

A. An Earnest Look (4)

"And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with

John, said, Look on us."

B. An Expected Liberality (5)

"And he gave heed unto them, expecting to

receive something of them."

C. An Exalted Lord (6)

1. Peter’s Lack (6a)

"Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none;..."

2. Peter’s Love (6b)

"...but such as I have give I thee:..."

3. Peter’s Lord (6c)

"... In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth

rise up and walk."

D. An Encouraging Lift (7)

1. A Hand (7a)

"And he took him by the right hand,..."

2. A Helping (7b) "...and lifted him up:..."

3. A Healing (7c)

"...and immediately his feet and ankle

bones received strength."

E. An Energetic Leap (8)

1. His First Walk To The Temple (8a)

"And he leaping up stood, and walked,..."

2. His Full Witness In The Temple (8b-8c)

a. It Was A Proper Walk (8b)

"...and entered with them into the temple,..."

b.It Was A Praiseful Walk(8c)

"...walking, and leaping,..."

3.His Faithful Worship In The Temple(8d)

"...and praising God."

IV. THE MARVELING IN THE TEMPLE (9-11) [THE PEOPLE]

A. The Incident Was Seen (9)

"And all the people saw him walking and

praising God:"

B. The Identification Was Sure (10a)

"And they knew that it was he which sat for alms

at the Beautiful gate of the temple:..."

C. The Inhabitants Were Surprised (10b)

"...and they were filled with wonder and amazement

at that which had happened unto him."

D. The Interest Was Sudden (11)

"And as the lame man which was healed held

Peter and John, all the people ran together

unto them in the porch that is called

Solomon’s, greatly wondering."


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