The Keys To A Beautiful Life
Today I want to be talking to you about the keys to a beautiful life. Acts chapter three and if you would like the secret to a beautiful life pay attention. We read together now the first 10 verses. "Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer in the ninth hour and a certain man lame from his mother's womb which tarried laying daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful to ask alms of them that entered into the temple. He seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked of them alms. And Peter fastening his eyes upon him with John said, Look on us, and he gave heed unto them expecting to receive from them, then Peter said, 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. And he took them by the right hand and lifted him up. Immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength and he reaching up stood and walked and entered with them into the temple walking and leaping and praising God. All the people saw him walking and praising God and they knew that it was he that sat for alms at the beautiful gate of the temple. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him." Now what was the result of all of this? The result was that perhaps 30,000 people came to Christ. Look if you will in chapter four and verse 4, "Howbeit many of them which heard the word believed and the number of men was about 5,000." How many women were there? Well if you know anything about worship you know generally there's more women than men. Women have a softer heart. People would come and go. He's right there at the gate of the temple. That gate of the temple was called Beautiful. It was gorgeous. It really was a Corinthian gate made of i Corinthian brass overlaid with silver and gold panels. And when the sun would come up over the mount of Olives and burst upon that gate that looks toward the ...
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