- Centering prayer— Pray for illumination, “Lord, open my heart and mind by the power of the Holy Spirit,” and remain in silence.
- Read slowly, keeping any words or phrase that come to your mind, and mark on them.
- Close eyes and meditate on what you read.
- Take a note if you have question, inspiration.
Read Acts 3
The continuation of the work of the Holy Spirit was done through Peter.
Healing of the crippled beggar (1-11) —Peter healed the crippled beggar in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Empowerment of the Holy Spirit was the promise to witness Jesus Christ (Acts 1:8).
Peter’s preaching at the Solomon’s Colonnade (12-26) —- To the people who were astonished at Peter for the healing of crippled beggar, he preached them about Jesus Christ, prophecy about Jesus, his death and resurrection. Peter named Jesus “the author of life, “and made a strong statement, “you killed him.”(v15). Peter saw, however, Jewish people were the heirs of the prophets and of the covenant of God to bless all nations. Peter called for repentance for the forgiveness of sin. Hearing Peter’s message, about five thousand men believed. (Acts 4:4). His message, however, agitated Jewish religious leaders later.
After Reading —- Reflection and prayer.
- Reflect on this question, “What does God speak to me today in this chapter?
- Pray that God’s word today be the way, the life, and the truth to you.
- Live it out through the day.