Refreshing Faith

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image After Pentecost, Peter and John we're going up into the temple at the hour of prayer (which was 3 o'clock) when a man who had been lame from birth called to them for donations. The man made his living asking for alms from those going into the temple. Peter and John looked intently at him and Peter said, "Look at us." The man fixed an expectant gaze on them. Peter continued, "I have no silver or gold, but what I have I give to you; in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, stand up and walk."

Peter then took him by his right hand and pulled him up to a standing position as his feet and ankles were made strong by Christ's healing. All the people around him saw him walking and praising God! Because the man had spent his life asking for donations the people knew who he was and understood clearly the miracle of healing. The people were filled with wonder and amazement. As these gathered at Solomon's Portico, Peter not only identified the healing source as Christ but he called them to repentance. Through this they would receive the blessings of spiritual healing that binds hearts to Christ.

Peter says, "Repent therefore, and turn to God so that your sins may be wiped out, so that times of refreshing may come from the Presence of the Lord, and that He may send the Messiah appointed for you, that is, Jesus, who must remain in heaven until the time of universal restoration that God announced long ago through His Holy Prophets." Acts 3:20-21. Replenishing times of refreshing come from the Spirit of the Lord and are given when repentance prompts the Spirit into action.

Emphasized here is a basic Christian principle for you through Peter's guidance: each day you are to repent so that your sins are wiped out and you then receive the refreshing of the Holy Spirit! The refreshing gives you healing so that you walk in strength with the faith of Christ. Repentance gives cleansing, then refreshing, then filling. Peter continues, "When God raised up His Servant, He sent Him first to you, to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways." Acts 3:26

Inward refreshing and outward healing are keys to abundant life and there is great freedom to live-- without fear, without holding back, and without hesitation.

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Kid's Message -- Pentecost-- Vimeo presents Crossroad Kid's Club

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Kid Bible Story: Pentecost from Crossroads Kids' Club on Vimeo.



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Our Kid's Message today helps our children to know the Holy Spirit.



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