•• “What I have I give you” — Healing is a free gift from God, to be given out by us freely. It’s all God!
•• “In the name of Jesus Christ ... walk!” — He didn’t pray to Jesus, but rather spoke to the man in Jesus’ Name.
Vs. 7 Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet and ankles became strong.
•• Don’t do this on human presumption. But if you sense faith working, be willing to do radical things like this.
Vss. 11-12 While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade.  When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Men of Israel, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
•• Healings tend to amaze people. Like Peter, when you see this amazement, be ready to speak a word about the saving and healing Lord!
•• Note Peter’s commendable humility — “Why do you stare at us?”
•• He refused personal fame — “...as if by our own power or holiness” they had healed him. Peter was willing to take no personal credit. He gave all glory to the Lord.
Vs. 13a[Peter preached] The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus.
•• The paralyzed man was healed ... the people gave attention ... Peter immediately preached Jesus to them.
• A godly opportunism, taking advantage of the occasions God gives to share the Gospel to an attentive audience.
Vs. 16By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.
•• How did the healing happen (then and now!)? — The paralytic received “by faith in the name of Jesus.”
•• Not just Jesus’ name spoken, but “[KJV] his name through faith in his name hath made this man strong.”
Vss. 19-20Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,  and that he may send the Christ, who has been appointed for you — even Jesus.
•• Healings and miracles, then and now, open the door for the Gospel — “Repent...so that your sins may be wiped out ... times of refreshing...”
•• In sum, Peter took the whole scenario and turned it towards an occasion to preach the Gospel.
• Result? — Acts 4:4But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand.
Summary: Some very simple and doable principles can be learned from this dramatic healing of the paralytic — principles that may enable you to enter into a healing ministry to the glory of God.
• Be faithful in gathering with other believers, in “church” and elsewhere.
• Be men and women of prayer.
• Remember, miraculous healing is an expression of God’s power, not of our natural abilities.
• Remember the spiritual tools you have from God — including Jesus’ name, God’s Word, and the empowering Holy Spirit.
• The gifts of healing come freely from God; give them out freely.