In this Sunday’s text we focus in on the proper response to the preaching of the Gospel on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:37-47. We learn much from this text. The message of the Gospel is of utmost importance and is both crucial and urgent.
(“Gospel” means, “good news”)
The Apostle Paul said of the Gospel – “So I am eager to come to you… to preach God’s Good News. For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes–Jews first and also Gentiles. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in his sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, “It is through faith that a righteous person has life.” Romans 1:15-17, NLT.
Paul capsulized the Gospel in a phrase – “I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me–that Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, as the Scriptures said.” 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4, NLT.
But what should be our proper response to the news that we are guilty of sin and Christ paid the penalty of our sin so that we might be forgiven and live righteously before Him?
In today’s study we will examine 5 evidences of true conversion.
“Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church… They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, sharing in the Lord’s Supper and in prayer. A deep sense of awe came over them all…” Acts 2:41-43, NLT.
May we follow the same pattern today!