In this story, the chief priests, some of the very ones who condemned Jesus, arrested Peter and John for healing the lame man and saying it was by the power of the resurrected Jesus of Nazareth. This story put belief and disbelief face to face.
After telling the story and having them tell it back to me, I asked some questions. These were the key questions.
- How had the crowd reacted to the healing of the lame man in the name of Jesus?
- What was the reaction of the chief priests when they saw the healed man and were told that it was by the power of Jesus that he had been healed?
- Why do you think the religious leaders did not believe in Jesus?
- What do you understand that Peter was saying when he said that there is salvation in no one else, that God has given no other name in heaven or earth by which we may be saved?
- Do you believe that?
God be praised.