As Peter and John went to the temple to pray, they had an encounter with a man lame from birth. Looking for alms, Peter instead gave him something of infinitely greater value; healing his infirmity and offering to him eternal life; all through the power of Christ.
Seeing this miracle, the people marveled at what happened. Peter immediately drew the attention of the crowd to the person of Jesus Christ; the Messiah promised to them through Moses and the prophets. But rather than accept Him, they instead handed Him over to be crucified. They had rejected the Son of God. This was the bad news.
But Peter also delivered to them the Good News. Although they had acted in ignorance, they were responsible for their deeds. The good news for the sinner is that God's grace is not closed off to you. Therefore, repent and return to the Lord.
Thank you for listening to today's lesson. May you be blessed through the teaching of God's Word.