Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 8

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

The Word of God is a bridge that connects Earth with Heaven and Heaven with Earth.- Joseph Elon Lillie

 

So this evening I would like to return to our discussion regarding the Book of Acts. If you have missed any of our last discussions you can find them here http://wp.me/P39vIx-Gh . Go ahead! Take a gander and add your two cents. I would love to hear from you. ūüôā

Let’s pick up where we left off in Acts chapter 3:11-26

Peter Speaks to the Onlookers

11 While the man held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. 12 When Peter saw this, he said to them: “Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at us as if by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk? 13 The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus. You handed him over to be killed, and you disowned him before Pilate, though he had decided to let him go. 14 You disowned the Holy and Righteous One and asked that a murderer be released to you. 15 You killed the author of life, but God raised him from the dead. We are witnesses of this. 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

17¬†‚ÄúNow, fellow Israelites,¬†I know that you acted in ignorance,¬†as did your leaders.¬†18¬†But this is how God fulfilled¬†what he had foretold¬†through all the prophets,¬†saying that his Messiah would suffer.¬†19¬†Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out,¬†that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,¬†20¬†and that he may send the Messiah,¬†who has been appointed for you‚ÄĒeven Jesus.¬†21¬†Heaven must receive him¬†until the time comes for God to restore everything,¬†as he promised long ago through his holy prophets.¬†22¬†For Moses said, ‚ÄėThe Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own people; you must listen to everything he tells you.¬†23¬†Anyone who does not listen to him will be completely cut off from their people.‚Äô

24¬†‚ÄúIndeed, beginning with Samuel, all the prophets¬†who have spoken have foretold these days.¬†25¬†And you are heirs¬†of the prophets and of the covenant¬†God made with your fathers. He said to Abraham, ‚ÄėThrough your offspring all peoples on earth will be blessed.”¬†26¬†When God raised up¬†his servant, he sent him first¬†to you to bless you by turning each of you from your wicked ways.‚ÄĚ

Our questions for discussion:

If you were Peter how would you feel delivering this message to this particular crowd of people?

 

 

 

If you were the crowd how would you feel hearing it? What would you do?

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2 thoughts on “Pastor Wrinkles: House On Fire Pt. 8

  1. If I were Peter delivering this message I know I would be scared knowing these are the same people who wanted Jesus crucified. I would be thinking will they do the same to me but on the other hand I might be very excited as well knowing that thousands were saved on the day of Pentecost and many more might be saved today. Now if I was part of the crowd hearing his message a heavy guilt would probably come upon me and then sadness at what I wanted and did happen to Jesus. I would like to think I would have repented of my sins and receive Jesus into my heart through faith followed by my baptism.

    • Like you I would like to think I would repent in sorrow for what I had done. Knowing myself a little bit I don;t think I would have automatically adopted that attitude. I tend to self justify before coming to terms with my own wickedness. This is a flaw I have turned over to the hands of Jesus again and again. It has gotten better but I have to admit it is not totally healed yet.

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