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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“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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About the author: Laura Zielke

Laura Zielke (ZELL-key) 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 serves as the Community Manager for the Nonprofit Leadership Lab (an organization dedicated to helping nonprofit leaders worldwide accomplish their mission), and she is on the board of directors at Shield Your Faith (an apologetics ministry). She and her husband of 21 years have one son who is in the 10th 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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