Peter Concludes His Sermon

Acts 2:29-40 ~ Peter Concludes His Sermon + Bonus

This week we took a few minutes to finish up our rabbit trail from last week. We looked at five ways to understand Jesus’ descent into hades. After that, we continued our verse-by-verse study of Peter’s first sermon in Acts 2. We looked at how he built his argument from beginning to end PROVING through the Pesher method (a.k.a. “this is that”) that Jesus was the long-awaited Messiah, and that He was/is Lord. We also looked at a few “geeky” insights including the different ways in which Peter and Paul referred to Jesus, and the difference between “the gift of the Spirit” and “spiritual gifts.”

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Peter’s Conclusion, Part One ~ Acts 2:29-40 

Peter concludes his sermon proving by Scripture that Jesus was the Messiah for whom they had been waiting. Bonus: 5 ways to understand Jesus’ descent into hades.

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Additional Resources:

This is one of the more thorough resources I used for the “bonus” section of this lesson where we surveyed five ways to view Jesus’ descent into hades. It is a systematic “Christology” (theology of Jesus Christ). 608 pages.

About the Author: Thomas C. Oden (Ph.D., Yale University) recently retired as Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and author of numerous theological works, including a three-volume systematic theology.

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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). She and her husband of 22 years have one son who is in the 11th grade and homeschooled. Laura is an INTJ on the Meyers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator and 1w9 on the Enneagram. She 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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