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So he gave them his attention, expecting to receive something from them. Then Peter said, “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.” (Acts 3:5-6, NKJV) Acts 3 relates the story of Peter and John’s encounter with a lame man sitting at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple. What better place for a beggar to sit as this was the main entrance to the Temple. Many people passed through its portal each day. The beggar hoped some of those entering would…

“Then the Lord said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the people to get moving! Pick up your staff and raise your hand over the sea. Divide the water so the Israelites can walk through the middle of the sea on dry ground.” Exodus 14:15-16 We serve an Extraordinary God. He is limitless in power, all knowing and Creator. He does all things well, and does things that are a little outside of the box, spitting in dirt for instance to heal a man who was  blind. If our God is creative and thinks big thoughts,…

“The signs of an apostle were performed with unfailing endurance among you, including signs and wonders and miracles” (II Corinthians 12:12, Christian Standard Bible). At one time I attended a small Bible study group with ladies from various faith backgrounds. Our viewpoints may have been different, but we all enjoyed our times of fellowship, studying the Word, and praying together. I don’t remember exactly how the subject came up, but they expressed curiosity about miracles. They had read accounts in the Bible, but what about today? Do they still happen? They said their churches didn’t really talk about this. I…