Summary of Message
In velocity this week, we studied Acts 2! We begin with the introduction of the promised gift of the Holy Spirit at the day of Pentecost. When the Holy Spirit came on the disciples and filled them, they began to speak in various languages which perplexed the gathering of people from a wide range of locations in the surrounding area. Peter - one of the disciples - begins to speak to the crowd as he references various passages in the Old Testament, testifying to the promised coming of the Holy Spirit along with the saving work of Jesus Christ on the cross! We see Peter give us a clear representation of the gospel - the life, death, burial and ultimate resurrection of Jesus who God sent as his only son to be the sacrifice for our sins. As the crowd heard this message, they were all deeply moved as they wanted to know what to do next. Peter replies with a message that still holds the same relevance for us today - repent, be baptized and you will have the gift of the Holy Spirit within you! As the number of people grew from 120 to about 3000, we see that they began to devote themselves to lives serving Christ and choosing to give up the things of this world to live a life devoted to following Christ and trusting in His saving work on the cross! This leaves us with the application question of: what are you going to do in response to the good news of salvation?