“Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole,” Acts 4:10.
“Dead man walking,” is the chilling phrase said in the movie The Green Mile whenever a death row inmate was making his last walk down the corridor to the chamber of death. This meant he was alive but dead. Presently, there are dead people walking around everyday. They are dead in their trespasses and sins. They, in truth, can be raised to new life—Jesus is their only hope.
The account of a crippled man healed in the name of Jesus begins in Acts chapter 3. The people should be happy with this outcome but some were not. They were jealous. They did not know the healer and what He could do for their own lives. There is no disputing that Jesus makes a difference in the lives of people He touches. Believers must be busy proclaiming His life giving, life changing salvation to men, women and children.
Troubled, broken sinners need the Savior to set them free and give them meaning and purpose to life. We must tell them about Jesus because He is the remedy for sin and death. We must point them to Him by our actions and words in our everyday life. We must show and tell them about Jesus—He is risen that all might have new life!
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved (Acts 4:12).