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Putting Pep in Your Step (6 of 13)
May 30, 2010
We've recognized and observed two memorials this morning; I want us to turn our attention to a third.
It, or he, can be found in Acts 3:1-10
TEXT: Acts 3:1-10
I don't know why, but when I read this story, I think of the phrase, "Putting pep in your step."
Obviously, this beggar had a little pep in his step, because he was walking for the first time.
Not only that, he was leaping and praising God.
Ecstatic over what God did for him.
Make you a little jealous?
Need a little pep in your step this morning?
You ever notice how a lot of people are looking for a way to start over in their lives?
They may think that by changing jobs, locations, spouses, lifestyles, cars, getting a new this or that, that they will experience a new lease on life.
You may have found yourself in that place.
However, those things that I mentioned are only temporary fixes to an eternal, spiritual dilemma.
Perhaps you're here this morning and you need a little pep in your step or a new lease on life.
See, the path that god has purposed for us is one of JOY!
We ought to be a people of laughter and celebration.
We ought to be a people who have pep in their step, not a people who are boring, dry and lifeless.
I am going to take this passage from the angle of the beggar, although I'm certain that the point of this passage is the miracle itself, to prove to the recipients of this document that Jesus had given Peter and the disciples the authority to heal in His name.
What might you need to put a little pep in your step?
Look again at verse 2:
"And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple…"
There were three places that beggars in Palestine would favor:
• the houses of the rich,
• main highways,
• and the temple.
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