Peter Drops the Mic

Acts 2:14-36 ~ Peter Drops the Mic

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.

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Additional Resources:

Here’s a great resource explaining the literary device known as inclusio:
http://methodical.blogspot.com/2011/02/inclusio-chiasmus.html

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.

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About the author: thezwomann

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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