Smile and hug each person. Tell them how important they are to you!
One day Peter and John went to the Temple church. It was 3 o’clock in the
afternoon. This was the time for the daily prayer service.
At the Temple gate called Beautiful Gate was a man who had been crippled all his
life. Every day he was carried to this gate to beg for money. He would ask for money
from the people going into the church.
The man saw Peter and John going into the Temple and asked them for money.
Peter and John looked straight at him and said, “Look at us!”
The man looked at them; he thought they were going to give him some money. But
Peter said, “I don’t have any silver or gold, but I do have something else I can give you:
By the power of Jesus Christ —stand up and walk!”
Then Peter took the man’s right hand and lifted him up. Immediately, the man’s feet
and ankles became strong. He jumped up, stood on his feet, and began to walk.
He went into the Temple with them, walking and jumping and praising God.
All the people recognized him. They knew he was the crippled man who always sat
by the Beautiful Gate begging for money. Now they saw this same man walking and
praising God. The people were amazed. They could not understand how this could
The man was holding on to Peter and John. All the people were amazed and ran to
Peter and John.
When Peter saw this he said to them, “Why are you surprised? You are looking at us
as if it were our own power that made this man walk. Do you think this happened
because we are good? No! God gave us Jesus, but you had him killed. You told the
governor to kill Him. But God raised Him from death. We saw this happen. It was the
power of Jesus that made this crippled man well. This happened because we trusted in
the power of Jesus. You can see this man and you know him. He was made completely
Understand how to trust Jesus
Think about who we can share Jesus with
Remember how much God loves us—He sent His