biblestudy: Acts (Part 4)
Acts 2:22-47 Christ's Messiahship/ Giving of Holy Spirit
John W. Ritenbaugh
Given 16-Aug-88; Sermon #BS-AC04; 64 minutes
John Ritenbaugh marvels that human beings, having been given free moral agency, can accomplish what God had intended them to do all along. The apostle Peter, using the details of fulfilled prophecy (couched in David's psalms), convicts the crowd of their culpability (as we all need to be convicted) in the death of Jesus Christ. Peter clearly establishes the Messiahship of Jesus, showing His connection to David's prophetic psalms (such as Psalm 16) and David's lineage. The formula for receiving God's Holy Spirit—repentance and baptism is explored—and compared to current practice. The early church experienced a high level of cohesiveness by continuing in doctrine, fellowship, sharing meals, and praying together.
Adonai Baptized by the authority of Baptized on account of Baptized in the name Calvin Communism Counseling for baptism David's heir David's prophetic psalms Forever , meaning of Free moral agency God's covenant with David God's promises to David God's will Holy Spirit, giving of Joel LORD Lord Messiah Predestination Remission of sins Resurrection of Jesus Rushing wind Tongues of fire
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