Great Chapters: Acts 2

The events of Acts 2 take place 10 days after the ascension of Jesus. Before he ascended back to heaven what did He tell the disciples to do? See Luke 24:49 and Acts 1:4-5.

What are some of the main points that Peter makes about Jesus in 22–35?

Acts 2 is one of the great turning points of the Bible! What idea do you see emphasized in these verses? What was accomplished for the first time on that day?

  1. Verse 21 And it shall come to pass That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be ________________________.’
  2. Verse 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the ____________________________________.
  3. Verse 40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be _________________from this perverse generation.”
  4. Verse 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being _______________.

What do you see if you compare Acts 1:15 with Acts 2:41?

Consider that the Old Testament feast of Pentecost might be a foreshadowing of the Pentecost in Acts 2. Read about it in Exodus 34:22-24. What similarities do you see?

Please share any thoughts you have about Acts 2 in the comments section below. We will also review this material Wednesday Night at 7 pm on Facebook Live and Zoom.

2 thoughts on “Great Chapters: Acts 2

  1. Acts 2 is a story of the response to sin and the joyous contentment that comes from living a life dedicated to God. Peter teaches all who gathered after hearing the rushing sound of wind about Jesus and his resurrection. He is so convincing that the people are cut to the heart and are baptized. The group goes from 120 to over 3,000 that day. The remainder of the chapter is uplifting, as you can feel the joy the new disciples felt at this time. They come together daily, eating together with gladness, they are praising God. The Message translation says every meal a celebration, exuberant and joyful, as they praised God.

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  2. Feasts and coming together before the God of Israel was established in Exodus, so on Pentecost it seems reasonable to assume those assembling were God fearing devout Jews. I just can’t imagine their distress when they realized that they had been responsible for killing the Son of God…the promised Messiah whose arrival the Jews had been awaiting for centuries. Surely those who believed were horrified having destroyed Israel’s only hope. Peter’s inspired simple solution resulted in great joy and relief among believers and further demonstrated God’s incomparable love.

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