10 BIBLE questions from ACTS 3 you think you can answer but just can’t

10 BIBLE questions from ACTS 3 you think you can answer but just can’t
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1. What is this power was that healed the crippled man so dramatically?
2. What are three ways that this chapter applies to our lives and/or the life of the church today?
3. Why was the healing of the lame man important?
4. Why in this case was the authority of Christ so implicit?
5. Was the message influenced more favorably or unfavorably
6. How could Peter and John be so confident as they performed this miracle through the power of Jesus Christ?
7. Why did Peter incorporate Old Testament Scripture?
8. Why were the disciples Peter and John going to the temple if they are no longer following the OT sacrificial system according to the Torah?
9. Why was the lame man at the temple?
10. What transpires after the healing of the lame man?

37 Comments

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 22, 2019

    Troy Day

    you just cant answer them Philip Williams

    • Philip Williams
      Reply August 22, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day you probably right.

    • Philip Williams
      Reply August 22, 2019

      Philip Williams

      Troy Day ask RichardAnna Boyce. He knows everything, and, as appears, way more than God.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 22, 2019

      Troy Day

      Philip Williams you can take an educated guess

  • Nora Neel-Toney
    Reply August 22, 2019

    Nora Neel-Toney

    Can you answer them Troy?

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 22, 2019

      Troy Day

      which one in particular? Michael Ellis Carter Jr.

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 22, 2019

    Troy Day

    take your pick Nelson Banuchi Steve Losee I also like the one that is more old testameny for Tom Steele

  • Nelson Banuchi
    Reply August 22, 2019

    Nelson Banuchi

    Not sure I understand why it’s thought these questions can’t be answered but here goes:

    1. What is this power was that healed the crippled man so dramatically?
    Answer: God’s power in Christ through faith (v.16).

    2. What are three ways that this chapter applies to our lives and/or the life of the church today?
    Answer: (a) through faith in Christ is healing available, therefore, are we to look to God in Christ for physical healing;
    (b) forgiveness and blessing is available through repentance and conversion (v.19,26), therefore, are we to maintain a life of repentance and obedience;
    (c) Jesus will return at the time God appoints for “the restoration of all things” (v.21), therefore, are we to keep watch.

    3. Why was the healing of the lame man important?
    Answer: It was important for the confirmation of what Peter and John preached concerning the Christ.

    4. Why in this case was the authority of Christ so implicit?
    Answer: That I can’t answer with any confidence as it is not shown us explicitly in the Bible why. I can only surmise that God revealed to Peter and John His intentions for both disciples before He acted and acted through them.

    5. Was the message influenced more favorably or unfavorably
    Answer: If I understand the question correctly, the answer is not in chapter 3 but in 4:1-4. It seems the message was unfavorable to the leaders but favorable too “many” in the crowd who believed.

    6. How could Peter and John be so confident as they performed this miracle through the power of Jesus Christ?
    Answer: It is not stated in the Bible how they could be confident. Again, I can only surmise that they experienced divine revelation that could not be denied being just that.

    7. Why did Peter incorporate Old Testament Scripture?
    Answer: To demonstrate that Jesus is truly the Messiah promised to the Fathers for whom the Jewish nation had been longing; that Jesus was not a new religion in opposition to Torah, but the fulfillment of Torah.

    8. Why were the disciples Peter and John going to the temple if they are no longer following the OT sacrificial system according to the Torah?
    Answer: They went not to sacrifice but to pray (v.1).

    9. Why was the lame man at the temple?
    Answer: To receive alms; he was a begger (v.2).

    10. What transpires after the healing of the lame man?
    Answer: The healed man goes crazy dancing praising God. The people wonder at it. John and Peter seize the opportunity to preach the Gospel.

    Okay, I could not give a direct answer for #4 and #6 but only an educated guess (not that I’m educated), which I think might be more than plausible. So, 8 out of 10 isn’t bad… no?

    If not, what did I miss?

    • Brenda Smith
      Reply August 22, 2019

      Brenda Smith

      Pretty much agree with your answers, brother. I’m no scholar by any stretch, but, my thinking…on #4 ..I would say because all the people knew the lame man had never walked and could not attribute the healing miracle to anything other than what Peter claimed – the name and faith in the name of Jesus. On #6, I would say chapter 4:13 answers part ..the boldness and who supplied the boldness – the infilling of the Holy Ghost and the gift of healing also from the Holy Ghost.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Troy Day

      Brenda Smith pretty much wrong on all of them

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Troy Day which one’s and how?

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Troy Day

      Nelson Banuchi the ones you pointed out above

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      Troy Day but how are they wrong? What’s the right answer for each?

    • Brenda Smith
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Brenda Smith

      Troy Day No, they are not wrong. Unless your words ‘think’ and ‘can’t’ is double talk. (1 Cor 3:19)

    • Iva Mathews
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Iva Mathews

      Nelson Banuchi, you are NOT wrong…just because “he” said you were, doesn’t make it so.

    • Iva Mathews
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Iva Mathews

      Brenda Smith, you are NOT wrong! Thanks for 1 Corinthians 3:19, also!

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 23, 2019

    Troy Day

    as stated – you THINK you can answer but CANT Denis Herve Mercier

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    1. Acts 3:6 Peter commanded, “In the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” The same Jesus of Nazareth rejected by the nation still graciously works through His apostles in the carrying out of the messianic work prophesied by Isaiah—and read by Jesus Himself in Nazareth (cf. Isa 61:1-2; Luke 4:14-21).

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Troy Day

      What is this power was that healed the crippled man so dramatically?

      I can say, through the power of the Spirit that wherever God can get a people that will come together in one accord and one mind in the Word of God, the baptism of the Holy Ghost will fall upon them, like as at Cornelius’ house.
      – William J. Seymour

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    2 A) Acts 3:1 Jesus’ offer of the kingdom highlights the unbelief of the religious authorities who guide the nation—and a principal reason why the kingdom did not come. 2B) Compassion Acts 3:7
    Curiously, after commanding the man to rise Peter took him by the right hand and lifted him up. This compassionate touch served both to identify Peter with the man as well as to provide a measure of confidence (if not balance) to someone who had never walked.
    2C) Acts 3:25 Whereas they could receive eternal life as a free gift (John 3:16-18; 4:1-32; 6:47; 11:25-27), their national (and individual) blessing depended on their obedience. The scene that follows reveals the response of the nation in the reaction of their religious leaders. These leaders will exemplify the iniquities from which the nation needed to turn away. Their blessedness depended on their believing and obedient response to the Lord.

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    3) Acts 3:6
    The nature of this healing and the man’s response show the continued viability of the messianic promises and validate Messiah’s continued ministry through the Twelve witnesses chosen by Him (both before and after the Ascension).

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    4) Acts 3:13
    The miracle-working God that they knew from the Scriptures and the nation’s history had “glorified His Servant [or Son] Jesus.” They had seen Him do similar wonders, but nevertheless they “delivered up and denied Him before Pilate.”

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    5) Acts 3:10
    The recognition of the identity of the now healed lame man causes them to react with wonder and amazement (cf. Luke 5:26) and sets the stage and the foundation for Peter’s message.

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    6) Jesus.

  • Rick Ferguson
    Reply August 23, 2019

    Rick Ferguson

    How can you know someone has an incorrect answer unless you have the correct answer? And if you have the correct answer doesn’t that negate the presupposition that no one can answer correctly?

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    7) Acts 3:12 Peter saw a crowd and an opportunity and thus responded to the people. His address—“Men of Israel”—both recalls his sermon on the Day of Pentecost (see Acts 2:22) and couches his words in the history of their nation. Peter’s first question calls their attention to their previous knowledge of God’s miraculous works. Peter’s second question pointed beyond the miracle to God. Neither their “own power” nor their Godliness had effected the miracle.

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    8) to evangelise Acts 3:3 The man saw Peter and John about to go into the temple—a reference to the temple complex or precincts rather than the temple structure itself (where sacrifices occurred).

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    9) Acts 3:5 As Peter compassionately took the man’s hand to lift him, the man, leaping up, stood and walked. The man then entered the temple with them. Now, walking, leaping, and praising God, he joined the customary temple activity of the early believers (see Luke 24:50-53).

  • RichardAnna Boyce
    Reply August 23, 2019

    RichardAnna Boyce

    10) Acts 3:23 Whereas they could receive eternal life as a free gift (John 3:16-18; 4:1-32; 6:47; 11:25-27), their national (and individual) blessing depended on their obedience. The scene that follows reveals the response of the nation in the reaction of their religious leaders. These leaders will exemplify the iniquities from which the nation needed to turn away. Their blessedness depended on their believing and obedient response to the Lord.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 24, 2019

      Troy Day

      are you saying tongues are needed for eternal life?

    • RichardAnna Boyce
      Reply August 25, 2019

      RichardAnna Boyce

      Troy Day no, as eternal life is a gift with no conditions.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 26, 2019

      Troy Day

      RichardAnna Boyce arent tongues a gift too?

  • Troy Day
    Reply August 23, 2019

    Troy Day

    Nelson Banuchi RichardAnna Boyce

    4. Why in this case was the authority of Christ so implicit?

    6. How could Peter and John be so confident as they performed this miracle through the power of Jesus Christ?

    • Nelson Banuchi
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Nelson Banuchi

      In answer:

      4. I have no idea why.

      6. As I said, I can only assume they experienced revelation of how God wanted to use them before He used them.

    • Troy Day
      Reply August 23, 2019

      Troy Day

      YES – see my comments above

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