After the drama of the Ascension and Pentecost we are quickly brought down to earth with the story of a man who was both poverty stricken and physically disabled. In this talk Brendan highlights God’s care for the poor and sick, and tries to make sense of why God miraculously heals some (like the lame beggar) and not others. It’s clear that healing is a feature of the early church. People are healed ‘for their own good’ – nowhere is sickness and illness a good thing! It’s worth noting that the majority of miracles happen for outsiders.

Dr Brendan Devitt is originally from Ireland and studied Theology, Medieval Greek and Byzantine history at Dublin and Oxford universities and teaches Greek and Hebrew. He is married to Sheralee and finds ways to promote a deeper understanding of Scripture among Christians.


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