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Title for today's message: Taking the Gospel for granted


On the day of Pentecost, the Apostle Peter pleaded with everyone in the sound of his voice to understand who Jesus really was, what He actually accomplished for us, and why we should gratefully receive it rather than take it for granted. That is the heart of this message for you today.

Peter's personal appeal


Acts 2:22, 32 CSB

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to these words: This Jesus of Nazareth was a man attested to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through him, just as you yourselves know.


22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to these words: This Jesus of Nazareth was a man attested to you by God with miracles, wonders, and signs that God did among you through him, just as you yourselves know.


  • Jesus's apostles and disciples went from cowards to________________.
  • You spread the Gospel the same way you spread gossip, by ___________ someone.

Peter's historial appeal


Acts 2:23 CSB 

23 Though he was delivered up according to God’s determined plan and foreknowledge, you used lawless people to nail him to a cross and kill him.


  • The cruxifiction was not a ______________.
  • Divine sovereignty does not absolve human _____________.

Peter's Scriptual appeal


Acts 2:24-36 CSB

24 God raised him up, ending the pains of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by death. 

25 For David says of him:

I saw the Lord ever before me;

because he is at my right hand,

I will not be shaken.

26 

Therefore my heart is glad

and my tongue rejoices.

Moreover, my flesh will rest in hope,

27 

because you will not abandon me in Hades

or allow your holy one to see decay.

28 

You have revealed the paths of life to me;

you will fill me with gladness

in your presence.

29 “Brothers and sisters, I can confidently speak to you about the patriarch David: He is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Since he was a prophet, he knew that God had sworn an oath to him to seat one of his descendants on his throne. 31 Seeing what was to come, he spoke concerning the resurrection of the Messiah: He was not abandoned in Hades, and his flesh did not experience decay.

32 “God has raised this Jesus; we are all witnesses of this. 33 Therefore, since he has been exalted to the right hand of God and has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, he has poured out what you both see and hear. 34 For it was not David who ascended into the heavens, but he himself says:


The Lord declared to my Lord, ‘Sit at my right hand

35 until I make your enemies your footstool.’

36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know with certainty that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”


  • ___________ & ____________ on Scripture is good for edification and evangelism.
  • Old Testament "Lord" = __________.
  • Old Testament "Messiah" = ___________.

Peter's radical appeal


Acts 2:37-41 CSB

37 When they heard this, they were pierced to the heart and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is for you and for your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call.” 40 With many other words he testified and strongly urged them, saying, “Be saved from this corrupt generation!” 41 So those who accepted his message were baptized, and that day about three thousand people were added to them.


  • The people were cut to the heart because they realized they ___________their promised Messiah.
  • Response #1 = Reject Christ
  • Response #2
  • Be remorseful of your sin
  • Repent of your sin
  • Rejoice because you have been forgiven and filled!

TAKEAWAY

Don't take the Gospel for ______________.

Rather, experience what Jesus now __________ us!


APPLICATION

  • Receive the Gospel by faith.
  • Reflect on the Gospel in the Truth of God's Word.
  • Relay the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Personal Study & Small Group Guide


Big Idea of the Message: When the church was born through the Holy Spirit, the believers proclaimed the good news. Over three thousand people were saved, the church was born, and God’s kingdom began to impact Jerusalem.


Re-Read Acts 2:22-41


  1. What is one thing that stood out to you from this week’s message?
  2. What is some good news you just were not able to keep to yourself?
  3. What made the story of Jesus’s birth, life, death, and resurrection “good news”?
  4. How have you seen the story of Jesus change someone’s life forever—either yours or someone else’s?
  5. Have you turned to Jesus? Have you been baptized? What’s the next step for you? Do you feel ready to share the good news with others? Why or why not?
  6. Who comes to mind that you should pray that the Holy Spirit open their eyes so that they too can be saved? Pray for that person right now.
  7. Pray and ask God to help you to better know the love of God and make Him known.



Guide for parents of kids

Key Verse: Acts 2:38-39


Big Idea: God's promise to be forgiven by Jesus and filled with the Spirit is for kids too!


Application:

  • Parents, tell your children how Jesus died on the cross for them because He loves them so much and wants to be His forever friend. Plant the seed of the Gospel over and over again in their hearts and minds.
  • Set aside a time to pray as a family every day.
  • Parents should model to their kids what a relationship with God looks like. Make sure to spend daily time with God in prayer and God's Word.


Guide for parents with youth & teenagers

Key Verse: Acts 2:32


Big Idea: Jesus' resurrection is a fact. We can experience Him today because He still lives!


Application:

  • Parents, retell to your youth the day you witnessed the love of Jesus when you first believed? What did you think, feel, do?
  • The way we view the resurrection should impact the way we live. Watch this video with your teenager to help them understand this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnVknmAbC6k
  • Discuss the above guide for adults with them if it is helpful.
  • Set aside a time to pray as a family every day.
  • Challenge your teenager to set a regular time when they will spend with God. Make sure you do too. Parents should model to their kids what a relationship with God looks like.