As Peter and John went up to the temple at the hour of prayer, they saw a lame man begging. When they stopped to talk with the man, he thought that they were going to give him something. Peter said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”
The people present recognized the man and were amazed that he was able to walk and leap. When they thought Peter and John were responsible, they ran to them. Peter then explained that this man had been healed by the power of Jesus.
Peter began preaching Jesus to this group of people who had not heard or had not believed his sermon on Pentecost. He pointed out again how that Christ had been prophesied in the Old Testament and how they had refused to accept Him and had killed the “Prince of life.” Many who heard the word believed and their number grew to about five thousand men plus women and children.