- The first Gospel sermon was preached in Acts 2.
- Through God’s providence a Rosetta stone for the Gospel had been made on the day of Pentecost.
- Peter’s sermon selects Joel 2:28-32 as his text. It answers the question of what just happened (baptism of the Holy Spirit) and sets up to preach Jesus.
- It Is What Joel Spoke Of (Acts 2:14-21):
- Refutes the scoffers saying the Apostles are drunk. vv.14-15
- Joel’s prophecy is being fulfilled. vv.16-21
- “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” v.21
- Who is this Lord that we should call on His name?
- Jesus Is Joel’s Lord (Acts 2:22-28):
- Joel’s Lord is Jesus the Christ. v.22
- Three pieces of evidence to support this claim. v.22-24
- Jesus performed attesting miracles. v.22 cf. Exo. 4:5
- He was the subject of biblical prophecy. v.23
- He was raised from the dead never to die v.24 cf. Rom. 1:4
- King David also testifies About Jesus. vv.25-28
- You Killed Him (Acts 2:29-36):
- Peter applies/shows how David spoke of Jesus vv.29-35
- Major point of the sermon: You killed Him! v.36
- What do we do now?
- The Response to the Gospel (Acts 2:37-41):
- The question. v.37
- The solution vv.38-40
- The Response. vv.41-42
- Jesus told the Apostles to go and preach the gospel to all creation (Matt. 28:18ff).
- In Acts 2 we see the apostles do just that.
- You can be saved this morning just as they were. By being baptized unto the remission of your sins (Acts 2:38).