October 16, 2016

NT 42 Peter Heals a Beggar

Reference: Acts 3

Story Summary: 
     Jesus' disciples, Peter and John, were going to the temple. On the way, they passed a man who had never been able to walk. Each day, people carried him to the gates. He would beg from the people going into the temple courtyards.
     The beggar asked Peter and John for money. Peter said, "I don't have silver and gold, but I'll give you what I have. In the name of Jesus, get up and walk." At once, God made the beggar's legs strong. He got up, then walked and jumped and praised God.
     All the people saw the beggar jumping and praising God. They were amazed, saying, "Isn't that the man who used to beg for money, whose legs didn't work?"
     Peter told the crowd of people that it was God who healed the beggar's legs. But he also told them about Jesus, how he died for all of our sins and rose from the dead. Peter told the crowd that, if they turned from their sins and believed the good news about Jesus, God would wipe away all of their sins. After hearing the good news, many people believed that day, bringing the number of believers to about 5000.

Big Idea and Motions: Tell others the good news about Jesus.
Tell others - make your hand talk like a puppet
Good news - two thumbs up
Jesus - form a cross with your arms

Verse and Motions: 1 Corinthians 15:3-4, ESV - Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day...
Christ died  - cross your forearms in an “X’ over your chest
Sins - two thumbs down
Scriptures - pretend to open a book
Buried - pretend to dig with a shovel
Rose - gesture upward with both palms
Third - hold up three fingers

Questions to Ask Throughout the Week
What were the names of the two disciples in today’s story? // Peter and John
Who did Peter and John meet as they walked? // A beggar who couldn’t walk
How long had the beggar’s legs not worked? // Since he was born
Why did the beggar have to beg for money? // He couldn’t work
What did Peter say to the beggar? // In Jesus’ name, get up and walk
What happened after Peter talked to the beggar? Who did it? // He could walk because Jesus healed him
What did the Beggar do after he could walk to celebrate? // Ran and jumped around, praised God
How did the people who saw this happen feel? // Amazed
What did Peter say to the crowd? // He told them about Jesus
What did many people in the crowd do after Peter told them about Jesus? // They believed and were saved

Google Docs Links:
Lesson - https://goo.gl/J4nMhl
Resources - https://goo.gl/M3V8J7

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