God's Word for Today
Acts 2b

October 22, 2011


"What must I do to be saved?"  The most important question anyone can ask.  Peter told them to repent, believe and be baptized; in that way they would be identifying themselves with Jesus as the Christ.  3,000 responded by faith that day.  Praise the Lord, 3,000 people saved.  Today in Crusades we see thousands being saved.  My wife Cindy and I did short evangelistic mission trips to Nairobi Kenya, and Campos Brazil and in both places we saw thousands come to faith in Christ.  But whether there are thousands at a time, or only one.  The important thing is that we share the Gospel and allow the Sprit of God to draw people to Him.

Peter answered their question, “what should we do?” with the only correct answer: repent. Repentance is for forgiveness. Repentance means to turn from sin, to be sorry about that sin, and turn to God.  Baptism follows that forgiveness. The gift of the Holy Spirit was not merely for those in Peter’s audience that day. The promise of the Holy Spirit, Peter informs them, is for you and your children, and for all who are far off. They would share that blessing, with those who are far off—the Gentiles, that’s you and me.

Peter’s description of those who would receive the Spirit as those that the Lord will call to Himself.  Salvation is the work of God, He draws us to Himself.  God chooses us and draws us to Him and we choose to believe Him and accept Him or reject Him. 

    Have you received Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.  Have you repented of your sin? 

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