Series: The Dawn of the Church: Acts 1-2
Category: Gospel, The Church
Speaker: Jason Williams
For this second week of The Dawn of the Church series, we looked in Acts 2:22-41 at the first sermon of the Church. In this passage, Peter uses the Scriptures to boldly preach that Jesus is the Messiah who was proven by miracles and signs, predicted by the Prophets, delivered up according to the plan and foreknowledge of God, crucified, killed, and raised up by God. Upon hearing his words, the people listening are deeply convicted and ask Peter what to do. Peter’s answer is simple: repent and be baptized for the forgiveness of your sins. Acts 2:41 tells us that about 3000 people were saved that day. This first sermon of the Church provides a template for all church sermons today and it informs each of us as believers. As we believe and continue to be changed by the grace of God, we are to share the Gospel of Christ with those around us so they may experience the life-changing love of Christ.