A C T S.
In this chapter we have a miracle and a sermon:
the miracle wrought to make way for the sermon, to confirm the
doctrine that was to be preached, and to make way for it into the
minds of the people; and then the sermon to explain the miracle,
and to sow the ground which by it was broken up. I. The miracle was
the healing of a man that was lame from his birth, with a word
speaking (ver. 1-8), and
the impression which this made upon the people, ver. 9-11. II. The scope of the sermon which
was preached here upon was to bring people to Christ, to repent of
their sin in crucifying him (ver.
12-19), to believe in him now that he was glorified, and
to comply with the Father's design in glorifying him, ver. 20-26. The former part of the
discourse opens the wound, the latter applies the remedy.