Healing of the man at Gate Beautiful
A Sermon on Acts 3:6
But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” (ESV)
The greatest need of the world is to know the message Christians are called to proclaim. But what is that message? Here, in Acts 3:6, Dr. Lloyd-Jones answers this crucial question by walking step by step through the miraculous healing of the paralyzed beggar at Gate Beautiful. This historic miracle paints a beautiful illustration of the human condition. Like the beggar born into this world with crippling paralysis so is everyone born into the world crippled by sin. Just as this man is helpless to find lasting relief and healing from his condition so is the world unable, in all its vast resources, to find healing on its own. And just as this man first looks to Peter and John for the fleeting relief of silver and gold, so does the world eagerly seek a solution in the temporal things of this world, or the handouts from the church. But money and temporary comforts are not the message of salvation from Peter and John here in Acts 3, nor is it the message of the Christian church. Rise and walk in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth is the message to the beggar at the gate and to the world today! Dr. Lloyd-Jones urges the world to hear the gospel, to repent and believe in Jesus Christ and be saved.