These are my notes from the guest speaker we had on November 3rd. It is always a pleasure to have Karina Woodruff visit us and speak to all of us.
Characters in this story:
Talk about Jesus
In Chapter 3, they see a paralyzed man who begs at the gate every day. They say silver and gold we do not have, but what we have, we give to you, be healed. And the man was healed.
Now Peter & John are in trouble. How did they heal this man?
How is Peter:
-One of Jesus' friends/Disciple
-Wrote 1 & 2 Peter
-Very gun ho! Faith is there in full force, and then faith is completely lacking.
-His real name is Simon which means pebble. In Mathew 16:18 Jesus renames him Peter which means ROCK and tells him he will lead the church.
-Jesus saw in Peter something Peter did not see in himself.
-Jesus sees something different in Peter
-Peter & John saw this paralyzed man through a different lens. Who is in your lens?
-Peter wasn't alone when he went to pray for this man.
-Out of Peter's faith/unfaith - Jesus used Peter's weaknesses to serve Christ.