16 May 2021 (am) – Acts 2:14-41
|Andy Bruins preaching from Acts on Sunday 16th May 2021.|
This is the first time that the Gospel is preached in the book of Acts. Peter addresses a crowd gathered in Jerusalem from all over the Roman world and sets about explaining the meaning of what they have just seen and heard.
Here we find Peter drawing from the writings of the prophets and the psalms as he explains that we are now living in the “last days”, that Jesus is risen and that forgiveness of sins and the gift of the Holy Spirit is available to all who will repent and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ.
Q Read v14-21. Why does Peter quote from the prophet Joel?
Q What does Peter say will characterise these last days in which we are living?
Q Read v22-36. What does Peter want this crowd to know about Jesus?
Q Why does Peter say Jesus died? How do the crowd know that He is now alive?
Q Read v37-41. How do the crowd respond? Why do you think it was such a dramatic response? Do we see this kind of thing today?
Q What does Peter tell the crowd they must do?
Q How does the way Peter preaches the gospel in this chapter challenge us? Would you do it differently? How and why?