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Acts 2:14-15 ~ But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. “For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day;

Peter owns His Lord now, but He's not alone.

Kerygma - kuh-rig-muh - kh>rugma content of preaching.

        1-Who Jesus was

        2-Who Jesus is

        3-What you need to do about it

It all starts with common ground Drunk?

9am, Sunday in this particular case since that year Passover was a "Great Sabbath."


tWeObv9 Sha-voo-'oth = Pentecost

Leviticus 23:3‘For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest,….5‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD’S Passover….10“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. 11‘He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it….15‘You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. 16‘You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to the LORD. 17‘You shall bring in from your dwelling places two loaves of bread for a wave offering, made of two-tenths of an ephah; they shall be of a fine flour, baked with leaven as first fruits to the LORD….22‘When you reap the harvest of your land, moreover, you shall not reap to the very corners of your field nor gather the gleaning of your harvest; you are to leave them for the needy and the alien. I am the LORD your God.’”….34“Speak to the sons of Israel, saying, ‘On the fifteenth of this seventh month is the Feast of Booths for seven days to the LORD. 

It is noteworthy that the holiday is called the time of the giving of the Torah, rather than the time of the receiving of the Torah. The sages point out that we are constantly in the process of receiving the Torah, that we receive it every day, but it was first given at this time. Thus it is the giving, not the receiving, that makes this holiday significant.


        Two Loafs


                       Poor & Alien

Law Given on Stone Law Received on Hearts
50 days from Passover Lamb Egypt 50 Days from Passover Lamb Jesus
Saved from Bondage to Egyptians Saved from Bondage to Sin
Saved from Angel of Death Saved from Eternal Death
3,000 Slain (Ex 32:28) 3,000 Saved

Numbers 33:3 They departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians.


How many people actually spoke in tongues?


Acts 2:16-21 ~ but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel: ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says, ‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams; even on My bondslaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My spirit and they shall prophesy. ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above and signs on the earth below, blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. ‘The sun will be turned into darkness and the moon into blood, before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come. ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

Joel {B} Peter explains and in the next few sentences quotes from Genesis 4:26 & 26:25, Numbers 11:25, Psalms 105:1, Isaiah 44:3, Ezekiel 39:29, Joel 2:28-32 and Jesus’ own words as recorded elsewhere in the New Covenant Scriptures.

Mid-way through we switch to the end of the "Last Days." Revelation 6

It was always so clearly a salvation through the Jews for all of God's creation.

Acts 2:22-24 ~ “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. “But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.

Experiential evidence from God proves God's plan.

You can't deny it.

Even though it's God's Will, woe to him who carries it out. Choice.

Autopilot, who's flying the plane?

Agony of death is birth pains and Bertram said the Abyss couldn't hold Jesus anymore than a pregnant woman can hold her child.

G. Fee said to the Jew Christ crucified is like fried ice.

Acts 2:25-28 ~ “For David says of Him, ‘I saw the Lord always in my presence; for He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. ‘Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted; moreover my flesh also will live in hope; because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, nor allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. ‘You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of gladness with your presence.’

Acts 2:29-33 ~ “Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. “And so, because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on his throne, he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. “This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. “Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear.

NKJV Verse 30: Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, {B} He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne

About a dozen different ways to say it is Jesus we're talking about, well no kidding!

Obviously it's the Christ.

Over 500 people, 1 Corinthians 15:5-8 ~ 5and that He appeared to Peter, then to the twelve. 6After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 7then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also. 

Exalted is a vital portion and then Jesus distributes God's Spirit ~ We receive only to pour out, not to keep; never to keep for ourself.

Acts 2:34-36 ~  “For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says: ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’ “Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Yahweh said to my Adonai

Lord is King, Christ is Savior ~ Note Jesus is Lord ku>riov,

Acts 2:37-39 ~  Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brethren, what shall we do?” Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself.” 


Brethren, Men, Brothers….

Note God is Lord ku>riov

Two commands and two promises:

        1: Repent

        2: Be Baptized

               1: Be forgiven

               2: Be filled with God's Holy Spirit

As Lord He demands or commands and as Christ He awards or rewards


Acts 2:40-41 ~  And with many other words he solemnly testified and kept on exhorting them, saying, “Be saved from this perverse generation!” So then, those who had received his word were baptized; and that day there were added about three thousand souls. 

They killed Him and He holds out forgiveness


What have we seen?

1- Start with the Holy Spirit

2- Start with common ground or their interest

3- Speak of Jesus, past, present and future

4- You must have the bad news before you can grasp the good news

        John Wesley and the Law

        Without realizing the seriousness of sin we spread an anemic    Brand of Christianity.

Salvation requires repentance, which implies many other things.

Is baptism required? No. Look at Cornelius, but it was inconceivable then, that a convert would wait to be baptized.

East Africa Revival 1935 - Does God respond to our sacrifice? No! But when we sacrifice we are often able to stop blocking God

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