We continue the series on the Early Church and its struggles, conflicts, and joys. It’s surprising in this scripture text that Peter tells the disabled man at the gate, “Look at me.” It’s a simple sentence. But one that is incredibly powerful. Peter didn’t go to the gate to heal. He was going to the Temple to worship as all devote Jews did, even the ones who believed Jesus was the Messiah. But when he got there, he found this man, begging for money every day for his mere survival. And Peter said, “I have no silver or gold.” Evangelism, sharing the Good News of Jesus, did not come from Peter giving the man money. The Good News came from three simple words, “Look at me.” In those words, there was the mercy, love and grace of Jesus.
A 7-week series on the Early Church and its struggles, conflicts, and joys. We learn about how the Holy Spirit was present among these first apostles (sent out ones) just as Jesus told them through the Book of Acts and the Apostle Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians.