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Epistle Reflection

We must be like newborn babes,
always thirsty for spiritual milk,
so that we may grow up to be saved.

New Testament Reading - Peter Speaks in Solomon’s Portico

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16“Jesus’ name has healed this man — and you know how lame he was before. Faith in Jesus’ name — faith given us from God — has caused this perfect healing.

17“Dear brothers, I realize that what you did to Jesus was done in ignorance; and the same can be said of your leaders. 18But God was fulfilling the prophecies that the Messiah must suffer all these things. 19Now change your mind and attitude to God and turn to him so he can cleanse away your sins and send you wonderful times of refreshment from the presence of the Lord 20and send Jesus your Messiah back to you again. 21-22For he must remain in heaven until the final recovery of all things from sin, as prophesied from ancient times. Moses, for instance, said long ago, ‘The Lord God will raise up a Prophet among you, who will resemble me!a Listen carefully to everything he tells you. 23Anyone who will not listen to him shall be utterly destroyed.’b

24“Samuel and every prophet since have all spoken about what is going on today. 25You are the children of those prophets; and you are included in God’s promise to your ancestors to bless the entire world through the Jewish race — that is the promise God gave to Abraham. 26And as soon as God had brought his servant to life again, he sent him first of all to you men of Israel, to bless you by turning you back from your sins.”

. . . . . Acts 3:16-26
  1. Literally, “like unto me.”
  2. Literally, “be destroyed from among the people.”

Intercession

Pray for 3 people on your heart ending with the prayer below.

To you, O Lord, we lift our eyes;
to you, enthroned in the heavens.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Let our cry come before you, O Lord;
grant us understanding, according to your word.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Let your merciful goodness come to us, O Lord;
and your salvation, according to your promise.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Satisfy those who thirst,
and fill the hungry with good things.
Christ, have mercy. E te Karaiti, kia aroha mai.
Your kingship has dominion over all,
and with you is our redemption.
Lord, have mercy. E te Ariki, kia aroha mai.
Amen.