What does it say?
- Read Acts 2:22–46
- What happened in the previous context?
- What ideas/words/themes are repeated?
- Acts 2:22–36
- Who is speaking and who is he addressing?
- Who and what is mentioned? What argument is being made?
- How is it being made?
- Acts 2:37–47
- How does the crowd respond?
- How is the community described?
What does it mean?
- How would you divide up Peter's sermon?
- What points are being made?
- What is "the definite plan and foreknowledge of God" (v.23)? If it was God's plan why are they guilty?
- How do the quotes support his argument?
- What is the conclusion?
- What does it mean to be "cut to the heart" (v.37)?
- What does it mean that God's promises are for "everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself" (v.39)?
- What is descriptive and what is prescriptive from v.42–47? How do you decide?
How should it change us?
- What difference do the truths of Peter's sermon make for today and everyday?
- In what ways are we (personally and corporately) falling short of the example in v.42–47?
- How can the truths of this passage help us grow into a community like theirs?
- Praise God for making Jesus both Lord and Christ!