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And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.(Acts 3:7, NKJV)


This is the account of the apostles Peter and John going to the temple to pray. As they were about to enter the temple, they encounter a man who was crippled, sitting at the temple gate, asking for money. Peter is reported as saying to the man, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” After Peter made this statement the scripture says Peter and John took the crippled man by the hand and lifted him up. Upon doing this, the man who was crippled, down and destitute, now received healing and wholeness and began to walk, leap and shout. Peter and John teach us a lesson here. They both had faith that the man could and would be healed, but they still gave the man a hand and lifted him up.

1. Do you know of anyone right now who could use A HAND UP?

2. Peter and John stopped what they were doing and took time to see the person who was in need and render help. Are you willing interrupt your day, your plans, your schedule to offer someone A HAND UP?

3. Do you really know that one day you also may be in need of someone giving you A HAND UP?

Let us be like Peter and John and take some time out just to offer someone in need A HAND UP.

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