Thursday, May 12
Acts 2:22-47 "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know...
think about it.
In his sermon, how does Peter identify Jesus (2:22-28)? What does David's prophetic testimony tell you about Jesus (2:25-36)? How did those listening react to this message? What is your reaction when someone delivers the truth about Jesus? What do you learn here about the community of believers (2:42-47)?
Peter is quite the evangelist. As a result of his preaching on the Day of Pentecost, 3,000 people receive Christ. Absolutely mind blowing especially when you consider the situation and that this didn't take place in a modern setting or environment like we have today. Now what we see happen next is also pretty awesome. All the people who received Christ immediately come together, as a group, pursuing the Christian life. We see them daily taking in teaching from the apostles, praying, fellowshipping, eating together, praising God and even sharing their money and things with each other.
So what do you see about this early group of believers that you, individually, or maybe your church, could put into practice or benefit from? What does Acts 2:43-47 show us about the importance of interaction with the Lord and other believers beyond just Sunday? Tami W.
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