This week we finished studying Peter’s first sermon in Acts 2 (stopping short of the crowd’s response). We completed the verse-by-verse through vs. 36 and then zoomed back out to review the sermon as a whole. We examined an inclusio Luke used to enclose Peter’s sermon, and verse 36 = a “mic-dropping moment.” 🎤 We also discussed how a clear understanding of this passage lends itself to sharing the gospel message with those who feel that God could never forgive them for what they’ve done. ❤️️❤️️
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Peter Drops the Mic ~ Acts 2:14-36
Review the entire sermon; Inclusio; Evangelism
* Recorded: LIVE. This audio has been edited for class member privacy, time, and content.
Here’s a great resource explaining the literary device known as inclusio:
This is the commentary I referenced during the lesson. Witherington is an expert on the speeches in Acts:
About the Author: Bible scholar Ben Witherington is Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary and on the doctoral faculty at St. Andrews University in Scotland. A graduate of UNC, Chapel Hill, he went on to receive the M.Div. degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the University of Durham in England. He is now considered one of the top evangelical scholars in the world, and is an elected member of the prestigious SNTS, a society dedicated to New Testament studies.