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Updated: May 12, 2021

I. Healing

II. Filling

III. Saving


Acts 4:8-12 8 Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers

and elders of the people! 9 If we are being called to account today for an

act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, 10

then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus

Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the

dead, that this man stands before you healed. 11 He is “‘the stone you

builders rejected, which has become the capstone.’ 12 Salvation is found in

no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by

which we must be saved.”

In the name of Jesus Christ, by whose name we must be saved, dear Christian


Did you hear them? I heard four of them in this reading, but they were not “in

your face” like most car dealership announcements, nor were they highlighted with neon

lights like the Las Vegas Strip. They were subtle and could easily be overlooked, but I

hope you will not.

They are miracles— God-worked things! We often think of them as extra-

ordinary events, unusual occurrences, worthy of fanfare and publicity, but they do not

necessarily need to be. I feel comfortable citing childbirth, a rainbow in the sky, and

breathing as miracles because only God makes them possible.

Because we want to give glory to God in all things and for all things, please