Peter’s Sermons

For Pete’s Sake
October 1, 2023

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Key Scriptures

Key Points

  • Peter capitalized on the questions of non-believers and skeptics. He used it as an opportunity to explain the Gospel.
  • Peter did not soft sell the message.
  • Peter’s sermons were outlined by the prophecies of the Messiah’s coming, His suffering, and His resurrection.
  • Peter charged the listeners that they killed Jesus.
  • His sermons called the hearers to repentance, to turn from wicked ways, to be baptized, to receive the forgiveness of sins, and the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  • Thousands were added to the church following these sermons in just a matter of a week.
  • The new believers were unified by sharing, praying, serving, breaking bread, and learning about Jesus.

Discussion Questions

  1. The early Church was empowered by the Holy Spirit. Can you explain your relationship with the third Person of the Trinity?
  2. What thoughts do you have when Peter says that we killed the Author of Life?
  3. What does it look like in your life when you repent?
  4. When was the last time you spoke to someone you assumed needed to know the Gospel?
  5. Do you feel qualified to share the Gospel?
  6. Pray together as a group that the Holy Spirit would empower you to share the Good News.