Continuing Power in the Church

And through the hands of the apostles many signs and wonders were done among the people. And they were all with one accord in Solomon’s Porch. 13 Yet none of the rest dared join them, but the people esteemed them highly. 14 And believers were increasingly added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, 15 so that they brought the sick out into the streets and laid them on beds and couches, that at least the shadow of Peter passing by might fall on some of them. 16 Also a multitude gathered from the surrounding cities to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed. — Acts 5:12-16.

Through the enabling power of the Holy Spirit, the apostles perform many signs and wonders among the people. By common consent they regularly meet together in Solomon’s Porch. Unbelievers do not dare to join them, but hold them in high esteem. An increasing number of believing men and women are added to their number. Thus, they bring the sick out into the streets and put them on beds and couches so that when Peter passed by, at least his shadow would fall on some of them. A crowd of people gather from the surrounding towns and villages to Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who are tormented by unclean spirits, and they are all healed.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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