Summary: The second sermon on Jesus’ command "Follow ME", mission given to Paul and the church.
ONE MANS MISSION AND THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH #2
MISSION GIVEN TO PETER
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, He began asking His disciples, saying, "Who do people say that the Son of Man is?"
14 And they said, "Some say John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; but still others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets."
15 He said to them, "But who do you say that I am?"
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God."
17 And Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Barjona, because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven
18 "And I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades shall not overpower it.
19 "1 will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven., and whatever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."
Peter’s name in the Greek
Petros (pet’ ros); a (piece of) rock
The word rock in the Greek
petra (pet’ ra);a (mass of) rock
Jesus was not going to build on a piece of rock, but on a mass of rock "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God." This is the rock.
PETER UNLOCKS THE GATES OF HEAVEN FOR THE JEWS
THE FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 2:1 42
1 And when the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.
2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent, rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were bewildered, because they were each one hearing them speak in his own language.
7 And they were amazed and marveled, saying, "Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
8 "And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?
9 "Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia,
10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretans and Arabs we bear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God. "
12 And they all continued in amazement and great perplexity, saying to one another, "What does this mean?"
13 But others were mocking and saying, "They are full of sweet wine."
14 But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: "Men of Judea, and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give heed to my words.
15 "For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day;
16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:
ACTS 2:17 37 PETER GIVES THAT GREAT SERMON WHERE HE TELLS THEM THAT THEY KILLED THE SON OF GOD THEIR MESSIA THE VERYONE THEY HAD WAITED SO LONG FOR.
VERSE 36 37 PETER HAMMERS THEM AND THEY NOW KNOW WHAT THEY HAVE DONE
36 "Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ this Jesus whom you crucified."
37 Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?"
PETER NOW USES THE KEY
ACTS 2:38 42
38 And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you he baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 "For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself."
40 And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, "Be saved from this perverse generation!"
41 So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and there were added that day about three thousand souls.
42 And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.