Contributed on Jun 1, 2020
This miraculous gushing forth of the Spirit was designed to awaken them all to embrace the Lord Jesus Christ, and to join themselves in faith to Him and His church.
ACTS 2:14-18 PETER'S SERMON AT PENTECOST [1 Peter 1:10-20 / Matthew 24:29-30] Careless, scoffing comments prompted the first Christian sermon. Some of the people who heard the exuberant praise of the Spirit-filled believers asked, “What does this mean?” But not all. Others mocked, saying, ...read more
Contributed on Jun 15, 2020
Peter’s Pentecost message turns here to the main theme: the proclamation that Jesus is Lord & Messiah. He bases his case on Jesus’ life, death, resurrection & exaltation.
ACTS 2:21-36 PETER'S SERMON AT PENTECOST [Part 2] [Luke 24:45-48] Peter’s Pentecost [50th day after 2nd day of Passover; Jewish Feast of Weeks-Shavuoth] message turns here to the main theme: the proclamation that Jesus is Lord and Messiah (CIT). He bases his case on Jesus’ life, death, ...read more
Contributed on Jul 6, 2020
In our passage Peter gives the correct answer to the questions how to be saved and how to receive the Holy Spirit, for both have the same answer.
ACTS 2: 36-41 PETER'S SERMON AT PENTECOST [Part 3] THE GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT [John 16:8-11] A Sunday School teacher had just finished teaching a lesson on the Prodical Son. “Now Billy,” she asked, “tell me what we must do before we can expect to be forgiven for our sin?” Without ...read more
Contributed on Jul 13, 2020
In this brief picture of life in the Early Church three distinguishing dimensions emerge that enabled them to become a flourishing assembly.
ACTS 2: 42-47 THE FELLOWSHIP OF THE BELIEVERS After the birth of the church at Pentecost Luke describes the church by telling us what distinguished those who were saved by believing in who Jesus is and what He has done for their salvation from sin. The Spirit now brings believers together to ...read more