Two of the greatest gifts that God gives us

Acts Bible Background

06.17.2017 – New Testament: Acts 2.38–39

To read the Bible in a year, read Acts 2.14–47 on June 17, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Peter declared thousands of Jews guilty for having killed the Son of God. That hit them hard, as you can imagine. They wanted to know what to do about it, for they knew that they had done something worse than any previous generations of their fathers had done, and they knew that meant the wrath of God rested upon them. This is what Peter said to them,

“Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call” (Acts 2.38–39). 

If they would repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus, then Jesus would forgive them for what they had done to Him, and He would give them the gift of the Holy Spirit. What two greater gifts could they want?

Questions:

  • Have you done what those Jews did to have your sins forgiven?
  • What do you think of the gifts that Jesus gives in this instance?

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