Acts 14:10 (NIV)
10 and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.
John 5:6-9 (NIV)
6 When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?” 7 “Sir,” the invalid replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred. While I am trying to get in, someone else goes down ahead of me.” 8 Then Jesus said to him, “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.” 9 At once the man was cured; he picked up his mat and walked. The day on which this took place was a Sabbath,
Matthew 9:6 (NIV)
6 But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the paralyzed man, “Get up, take your mat and go home.”
- What is Paul’s command to the lame man?
- What are the parallels between Acts 14:10 and Matthew 9:6?
- Can Jesus heal people who don’t have faith?
- Refer to John 5:6-9. Lazarus was dead. Did he have faith?
- What role does faith play in healing?
- What roles does faith play in “standing up?”
- Paul was in Lystra serving Jesus and the lame man. How did the people misunderstand Paul’s service?
- What do these passages tell you about the power of healing?