Peter's First Sermon

Acts 2:1-41 ~ Peter’s First Sermon (Part One)

This week we got back into our routine of verse-by-verse study of Acts. We read through the entirety of Peter’s first sermon/speech, and then closely examined verses 14-21. We discussed the inspiration of the Scripture and Luke’s dedication to accurate transmission of facts and the challenge of summarizing this speech. We also learned an eight-syllable word: SEPTUAGINTALIZATION. Then, we analyzed the first part of his oration where Peter defended the group as sober, but turned around and accused their accusers. Lastly, we had a lively discussion about the significance of the coming of the Holy Spirit as fulfillment of Joel’s prophecy.

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Peter’s First Sermon (Part One) ~ Acts 2:14-21

Peter’s Defense and the Importance of Fulfilled Prophecy (Pesher)

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Here is a link to the commentary I mentioned in class:

Photo Resource and Credit:
“A.D. Season One: Adam Levy as Peter” by NBC/Joe Alblas
http://www.tvguide.com/tvshows/ad-the-bible-continues/photos/717795/


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Laura Zielke is a deep thinker and Bible scholar. She is not afraid to question tradition and challenges people to evaluate their beliefs according to the Scriptures. Laura earned her M-Div. from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary with an emphasis on Biblical Studies, Archaeology, and Languages. She has been blessed to serve as a lay leader in local churches for more than thirty years. Having been recognized as an outstanding leader, teacher, and entrepreneur, Laura currently serves on the boards of two non-profit organizations: Triad Ladder of Hope (fighting human trafficking) and Shield Your Faith (apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 20 years have one 14-year old son who is in the 9th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator, and enjoys helping people discover more about themselves, the Lord, and their purpose in life. Connect with her on social media: @thezwomann (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest).

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