Dive Deeper

Unstoppable (Part 6)

Serene Lim


In Acts 3, we witness the miraculous healing of a lame man by Peter and John, which subsequently led to the salvation of five thousand men (Acts 4:4). Crippled since birth, the lame man was a familiar sight to many at the temple gate. He definitely did not expect to receive healing that day. The healing of the lame man teaches us a couple of things about miracles:

  1. Miracles and signs are for the purpose of pointing to Jesus.
  2. Repentance and restoration through faith in Jesus bring times of refreshing.


  1. Have you received a miracle in your life? Would you share with your group what God has done and how it has drawn you or others closer to Jesus? 

  2. Read Acts 3. What was so unique about this miracle? List down your observations.

  3. The miracles caused a commotion at the temple. A crowd had gathered and Peter took the opportunity to preach about the gospel. 
    a. What salient points can you pick up from Peter’s message? List them down.
    b. How can these points enrich your own telling of the gospel?

  4. Read Acts 3:16, Acts 4:29-30, Colossians 3:17, and Psalm 115:1. 
    a. Who was responsible for the miracle? 
    b. Where does this faith come from? 
    c. How can we develop our faith in Christ? 

  5. Read Acts 3:19 and 1 John 1:7-9. God has done His part in providing the solution to our sin but the response is ours – repentance. He promised restoration and times of refreshing when we repent. The question is: Would we accept the invitation to be restored to a right and properly aligned relationship with God?

    Take some time to reflect on your relationship with God. 
    a. Is there an unrepentant sin? 
    b. What actions do you need to take in order to realign back to God?

    (We encourage you to go to a mature brother/sister-in-Christ/LG leader whom you can be accountable to and share this with him/her. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed,” James 5:16a ESV)


Nothing about the healing of the lame man was Peter. It was the Holy Spirit of God working through him. With the Holy Spirit in complete control, there was no doubting and no abuse of power because it was not man at work but the Spirit of God. Faith is not a humanly produced attribute. Faith is a response to Christ’s love revealed to us. Faith comes from hearing and experiencing all that is encompassed in the atonement of Christ. Our response is to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ, yield to the Holy Spirit and be filled with the Spirit so that we can be His witnesses on earth. 

Would you align yourself to God, yield to His Spirit and let His power manifest in you and through you?


“To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities.” – Acts 3:26 NKJV