Walking and Leaping and Praising God (Acts 3:1-10)

Having just mentioned the prayers, the signs of the apostles, and the church’s gatherings in the temple (Acts 2:42-47), Luke then focuses on a specific event concerning one sign, two apostles, a time of prayer at the temple, and a lame beggar. But why tell this story? First, this sets the stage for the next several chapters of Acts. Second, it reveals the central role of the apostles and the truth of the gospel they proclaimed. But more importantly, it reveals to us the glory of the risen Lord Jesus and the promise of restoration offered to hopelessly ruined sinners. In this sermon, Pastor Matt proclaims that the name of Jesus is the power for salvation and the hope of restoration, for he is alive, enthroned, and making all things new.