This week we closely examined Acts 3:1-10 which details the healing of the lame man at the Beautiful Gate of the Temple in Jerusalem. Since archaeologists have yet to discover writings or inscriptions referring to a gate called “Beautiful,” we discussed the three most plausible theories for the location of the gate.
We also examined this section as a pericope (pronounced: pe-ri-ko-pee), a literary unit of thought, that was possibly a free-standing source Luke used in his history of the early church.
As we worked our way through the text, we observed certain ongoing activities intersecting in God’s perfect timing for the ministry of healing and the building of the Kingdom. God’s providence is just as active today as it was back then.
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Acts 3:1-10 ~ Open My Eyes, Lord.
The Beautiful Gate, Everyday Activities, God’s Providence
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- Here is a link to the archaeologist who suggests the Double Gate as the Beautiful Gate:
- Here is the book I read from during the lesson (about God’s providence):
Detours: The Unpredictable Path to Your Destiny by Dr. Tony Evans
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