Lesson 4, Topic 2
Peter’s Healing Miracles (Acts 9:32-42)
Peter’s Healing Miracles, Raising of Dorcas from the Dead (Acts 9:32-42)
- During Peter’s missionary tour, one of the places he visited was Lydda and Joppa.
- At Lydda, Peter met a Christian named Aeneas, who was paralyzed for eight years, and also bed ridden.
- Peter had compassion on him and said “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you, rise and make your bed.
- Immediately, Aeneas rose from his sickbed and was made whole.
- The news of his healing spread to the town of Lydda, and many who heard believed, and were converted to Christianity.
- At Joppa, a devout, notable, and selfless Christian, named Tabitha or Dorcas, was sick and died.
- Dorcas was a strong supporter of the Gospel. She was a disciple and was always doing good, and helping the poor.
- Lydda was near Joppa; so when the disciples heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him and urged him, “Please come at once!”
- On Peter’s arrival at Joppa, he was taken into the room where Dorcas was laid.
- Peter knelt down and prayed.
- He turned to the body of Dorcas and said “Tabitha, get up“.
- Immediately Dorcas opened her eyes, sat up, and Peter lifted her up.
- Peter presented Dorcas alive to the other Christians.
- This miracle of raising Dorcas from the dead, got many converted to Christianity.