In Acts 3, the man who was lame was passed by over and over again for years. Perhaps every so often, someone would stop and hand him a few coins. Maybe someone would even pray for him as they passed by while going into the temple. However, his life was riddled with constant helplessness and shame.
Peter and John, walking in the Spirit, had a different set of lenses. They didn’t pass by the man or flip him a coin; rather, they saw him as a man in need of healing. And fortunately, they knew where the healing would come from—the name of Jesus.
Of course, we know that we aren’t guaranteed physical healing in this life. God may grant it, but even if not, our suffering is never wasted (Rom. 5:3-5). We certainly aren’t guaranteed to be able to heal every person we encounter. But we can follow the lead of Peter and John—having eyes to see those who are hurting and pointing them to Jesus.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Adults
Every week, Aaron Armstrong and other adult ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Adults.
Tips for Teaching This Week’s Session of The Gospel Project for Students
Every week, student ministry leaders offer guidance to help leaders prepare to lead and teach each session of The Gospel Project for Students. Listen in as he shares:
- The main point of the session
- Any challenges and opportunities for additional discussion that may arise during this session
- Encouragements for leaders
A Final Reminder
Don’t forget, you can find tools to help you prepare and lead the discussion in the Additional Resources for this volume. We hope these are a blessing to you as you walk through this session together.
*This week’s leader devotional is written by Brandon D. Smith. It is adapted from the daily devotions for Unit 28, Session 2 from The Gospel Project for Adults’ Daily Discipleship Guide.