Today’s passage: Acts 2:14-41
- Peter’s method of pointing people to Christ was to show them the Scripture and to give eyewitness account.
- Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved!
- The prophecy from Joel in verses 17-21 contains elements of the birth of the church and the second coming of Christ. Mentions of these signs are indications for both events…not indications of what we should be seeing throughout the “last days”.
- Verse 38 does not require baptism as a prerequisite for salvation. However, this passage does not excuse believers from ever needing to be baptized.
- If a person repents, they will obey the lordship of Christ. They will be baptized.
- No one was added to the church without being baptized.
- Baptism is the God-given, God-commanded sign of repentance and conversion. It is the way a person “goes forward” to profess their faith. It is the evidence by which a church welcomes them into the body.
Questions to consider:
- Are you familiar with Scriptures enough to share the gospel with others? How would you share your testimony? (Check this link for some helpful information!)
- According to verses 39 and 41, how many souls were added to the church that day and why were they added?
- What did these new believers repent of? What had they done with the Christ that they were now no longer doing? What were they now believing and doing in their repentance? Can a person be saved without repentance?