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Book Review Of 'Peter And Jesus'

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Chapter Nineteen

STEPPING INTO ANOTHER’S CHAOS

“Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.’ Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong. He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God. When all the people saw him walking and praising God, they recognized him as the same man who used to sit begging at the temple gate called Beautiful, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him”
Acts 3:6-10 NIV

It is amazing how God uses some small, insignificant encounter in our lives to bring a mighty
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By this time it was already 10:00 a.m. The service had already started and we had an hour drive ahead of us. We had to hurry. I would be taken to the platform to preach as soon as we got there. In a split second, I went from feeling relaxed to a feeling of “Oh my!”
We rushed to the car and my driver sped away. I had never been to the city or the church where they were taking me. I knew nothing about it or even how this last minute decision happened. I laughed inside as I contemplated how one goes from not speaking to speaking in the blink of an eye. I just smiled and asked the Lord to give me something to share. We arrived about an hour after the service had started. We walked into a church filled with a few hundred people. I was escorted up front and within a couple of minutes they gave me the microphone to preach. The Lord provided me a message to preach and at the conclusion of the message I invited people to come forward for ministry. Many came forward seeking a touch from God. The Holy Spirit moved in power as I prayed for the needs of the people. The broken hearted were healed and captives delivered from the grips of demons.
After I had finished praying for the last person, some people approached me and asked if I would pray for a friend. I agreed and enquired about their friend’s need. They pointed to the other side of the
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