Thinking About NVCC 2/15/2015

The Bible consists of sixty-six books by about forty authors over a fifteen-hundred year period, and yet it is one book. Therefore, to the casual reader the Bible appears to be a book filled with contrarieties. In Acts 2 God funnels these contrarieties down and coalesces them into a sermon delivered by Peter.

Before this Peter had been an impetuous, braggadocios, self-seeking man, but here his mind had been opened to the meaning of the Bible and with this new found clarity he stood and delivered the first Gospel message. This is a tremendous passage of Scripture that is to be appreciated, for it is the first public proclamation of the Gospel message of what God had done.

Peter’s point: God has raised up Jesus to the heavenly realms and seated him at His right hand. Peter’s proof: This Jesus has gifted to us the Holy Spirit. Peter’s lesson: God has done this so we might know the incomprehensible riches and grace of God. Peter’s conclusion: The one who has the Son has life; the one who does not have the Son does not have life. Seek first His kingdom, and His righteousness, and all things will be given to you as well.





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