“Peter and John went to pray,
He held out his hand, and he asked
and this is what Peter did say…
“Silver and gold have I none,
but such as I have give I thee,
In the name of Jesus Christ, of
Nazareth, rise up and walk”
He went walking and leaping and praising God…”(words of children’s song)
The new church was growing . Those saved on the day of Pentecost were continuing “steadfast in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers…many signs and wonders were done through the apostles…and the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved.” Acts 2: 42-47 Peter and John were going to the temple to pray when they met a lame man who had been carried daily at the gate of the temple called Beautiful, to ask alms of all who entered the temple. Perhaps he was begging there when the Savior was in Jerusalem! He asked alms of Peter and John but got something much better…”The faith which come through Him (Jesus) has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.” Acts 3:16 Peter used this occasion to preach another sermon and many who heard the word believed, in spite of his arrest.
“…the word of God is not chained.” 2 Timothy 2:9
I have designed this lesson to be made into a card….As a Father’s Day Card, you would have the kids write…”Dad, Your love is better than silver or gold “…..Love, child’s name…
Fold your background paper in half. Peter and John and the lame man go colored and cut out and glued on the cover…your fold will be at the top. Write verses. Your healed man goes glued inside. Make a “Jacob’s ladder” to place under figure so it will jiggle. Write verses. Use gold or silver pens on black backgrounds. (see you-tube for instructions on making a jacob’s ladder) If you choose another color for a background, use any shade of ink.