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From Trials to Triumph, Page 33

porch that is called Solomon's, greatly wondering.” Here was this man, for forty years a helpless cripple, rejoicing in the full use of his limbs and happy in believing in Jesus.

Peter assured the people that the cure had been wrought through the merits of Jesus of Nazareth, whom God had raised from the dead. “His name through faith in His name, hath made this man strong, whom ye see and know: yea, the faith which is by Him hath given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all.”

The True Guilt of the Jews Revealed

The apostles spoke plainly of the great sin of the Jews in putting to death the Prince of life, but they were careful not to drive their hearers to despair. “Ye denied the Holy One and the Just,” Peter said, “and desired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead; whereof we are witnesses.” “And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers.” RSV. He declared that the Holy Spirit was calling them to repent. Only by faith in the One whom they had crucified could their sins be forgiven.

“Repent ye therefore, and be converted,” Peter cried, “that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.” “God, having raised up His Son Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities.”

Many were waiting for this testimony, and when they heard it they believed and took their stand in the ranks of those who accepted the gospel.

While the disciples were speaking, “the priests, and the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees, came upon them, being grieved that they taught the people, and preached through Jesus the resurrection from the dead.”

The priests had spread the report that Christ's body

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