Dear Sisters and Brothers,
Tomorrow God’s people around the world will gather with joy to proclaim and rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus the Nazarene from the dead. There is no greater event in history that deserves our attention and response.
Fifty days following Jesus’ crucifixion and death and seven days after His ascension into heaven, the Apostle Peter would declare the certainty of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead to a massive crowd in Jerusalem who had previously witnessed His astounding miracles. For three years they had seen with their own eyes the miraculous deeds Jesus had done. They witnessed the cataclysmic way He had died as darkness covered the earth for the final three hours of His crucifixion. Not only that, for the past 47 days they had heard that Jesus had risen from the dead. They had spoken to those who had seen the risen Jesus. The city of Jerusalem and those who gathered in it for the Jewish festival of Pentecost were in a spiritually tense condition.
On the morning of Pentecost, there came an intensely loud noise from heaven they had never before heard, followed by the miracle of each of them hearing in their native languages what the disciples of Jesus were speaking. Peter addressed the huge crowd about the present miracle and the crucifixion of Jesus. He then turned his message to an indisputable fact they all knew, but only whispered – that Jesus had risen from the dead and was therefore God’s Son and Israel’s Messiah!
Join us tomorrow morning as we continue in the theme To the Remotest Part of the Earth, and our Bible Study Discussion in Acts 2. Please prepare by reading the entirety of that chapter. Attached is an outline of the verses we will be focusing upon tomorrow morning.
In this series we have already discussed the following texts and topics:
The New Era Begins: Acts 1:12-2:21
Who is to Blame for Good Friday?: Acts 2:22-23
We hope that you will join us online tomorrow morning!
We love you all!
Jim and Jenny