Saturday, April 23, 2016

Morning Manna by Rufus Parker - 2016 April 23

And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this? Then Peter, filled with the Holy Ghost, said unto them, Ye rulers of the people, and elders of Israel, If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the impotent man, by what means he is made whole; Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus. (Acts 4:7-13)

Today’s Morsel: Someone asked the question, “If you were on trial for being a Christian would you be found guilty?”  When the lame man at the gate called “Beautiful” was healed, Peter and John were accused of making it happen.  When they were asked by what power and name they had done it, Peter referred them back to Jesus, the One that they had rejected.  The One who came to save them.  He let them know that they were not the one’s who had healed the man, but that it was Jesus.  And it was here that the religious leaders realized that when you associate with Jesus, miracles can happen through you, too.  Are you guilty for being one of His disciples?  Do signs and wonders follow you?

Sing:  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, walking and leaping and praising God.  In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk.

Thought For Today: Are you guilty of being a Christian?

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