Peter’s Sermon at Pentecost

Pentecost took place after Jesus’s resurrection and the choosing of Matthias as the twelfth apostle replacing Judas Iscariot who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.

Acts 2:1-28

When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly came a sound from heavens, as a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them.

And there were dwelling Jerusalem Jews, devout men , from every nation under heaven. And when the sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because everyone heard them speak in his own language. Then they were all amazed and marveled, saying to one another, “Look, are not these Galileans? And how is it that we hear , each in our own language in which we were born? Parthians and Medes and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs–we hear them speaking in our own tongues the wonderful works of God. So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “Whatever could this mean?” Others mocking said, “They are full of new wine?”

But Peter standing up with the eleven raised his voice and said to them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:  2:28-32

And it shall come to
pass in the last days,
says God,
That I will pour out My
Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your
daughters shall
Your young men shall see
Your old men shall
dream dreams.
And on My menservants
and My
I will pour out My Spirit
in those days;
And they shall prophesy.
I will show wonders in
heaven above
And signs in the earth
Blood and fire and vapor
of smoke.
The sun shall be turned
into darkness,
And the moon to blood,
Before the coming of the
great and awesome day of the Lord.
And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the Lord
Shall be saved.’

Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know–Him, being delivered by determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; whom God raised up having loosed the chains of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. For David says concerning Him:

See Psalm 16:8-11

‘I foresaw the Lord
always before my face,
For He is at my right
hand, that I may not
be shaken.
Therefore my heart
rejoiced, and  may not
be shaken
Therefore my heart
rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;
Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my
soul in Hades,
Nor will You allow Your;
Holy One to see
You have made known to
me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’

You can read Acts 2:29-47 in your bible.

And the Lord has added to His church daily in all generations. Are you a son or daughter? Do you understand what it means to have the Holy Spirit dwelling inside? Do you read your bible? Everything is there for you to read and to understand and the truth will set you free… All you have to do is ask the Lord for forgiveness and He will answer according to His will… No one can on his or her own reach heaven without bowing before the One and Only God. Who sent His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ to die for us. To free us from our sins. In believing in Him only, can you have your sins blotted out, past, present and future. And when he comes the second time we will be free because we believed without seeing and it was always His will for we are His Chosen. As it is written: Every knee shall bow to Me. Isaiah 45: 22-23;  Romans 14:11; Philippians 2:10-11

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