50th Day After Jesus’ Resurrection, Acts 2:1-41

Acts 2:1-41 – Sunday 30th May AD32 or Sunday 24th May AD33 most likely dates.

The day of Pentecost or Shavuot, the late Spring thanksgiving for the first harvest.

Time frame, the 7th Sunday or 50 days or 7 weeks after the resurrection of Jesus. The first weekly Sabbath after Pentecost was called The Feast of First Fruits.

Also, read Leviticus 23:15-22 about the Feast of Weeks or Shavuot also Leviticus 23:9-14 about the feast of firstfruits.

A life-changing experience happened God sent tongues of fire.

Peter’s first sermon out of many now he came the spokesman for the group after he had been filled with the Spirit.

Background Reading:

The Coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

2:1 When the day of Pentecost was being celebrated, all of them were together in one place. 2 Suddenly, a sound like the roar of a mighty windstorm came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw tongues like flames of fire that separated, and one rested on each of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in foreign languages as the Spirit gave them that ability.

5 Now devout Jews from every nation on earth were living in Jerusalem. 6 When that sound came, a crowd quickly gathered, startled because each one heard the disciples speaking in his own language. 7 Stunned and amazed, they asked, “All of these people who are speaking are Galileans, aren’t they? 8 So how is it that each one of us hears them speaking in his own native language: 9 Parthians, Medes, Elamites, residents of Mesopotamia, Judea, Cappadocia, Pontus, Asia, 10 Phrygia, Pamphylia, Egypt, the district of Libya near Cyrene, Jewish and proselyte visitors from Rome, 11 Cretans, and Arabs, listening to them talk in our own languages about the great deeds of God?”

12 All of them continued to be stunned and puzzled, and they kept asking one another, “What can this mean?”

13 But others kept saying in derision, “They’re drunk on sweet wine!”

Peter Addresses the Crowd

14 Then Peter stood up among the eleven apostles and raised his voice to address them:

“Men of Judea and everyone living in Jerusalem! You must understand something, so pay close attention to my words. 15 These men are not drunk as you suppose, for it’s only nine o’clock in the morning. 16 Rather, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘In the last days, God says,

I will pour out my Spirit on everyone.

Your sons and your daughters will prophesy,

your young men will see visions,

and your old men will dream dreams.

18 In those days I will even pour out my Spirit

on my slaves, men and women alike,

and they will prophesy.

19 I will display wonders in the sky above

and signs on the earth below:

blood, fire, and clouds of smoke.

20 The sun will become dark,

and the moon turn to blood,

before the coming of the great and glorious Day of the Lord.

21 Then whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

22 “Fellow Israelis, listen to these words: Jesus from Nazareth was a man authenticated to you by God through miracles, wonders, and signs that God performed through him among you, as you yourselves know. 23 After he was arrested according to the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified this very man and killed him using the hands of lawless men. 24 But God raised him up and put an end to suffering of death, since it was impossible for him to be held by it, 25 since David says about him,

‘I always keep my eyes on the Lord,

for he is at my right hand

so that I cannot be shaken.

26 That is why my heart is glad

and my tongue rejoices,

yes, even my body still rests securely in hope.

27 For you will not abandon my soul to Hades

or allow your Holy One to experience decay.

28 You have made the ways of life known to me,

and you will fill me with gladness in your presence.’

29 “Brothers, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and that his tomb is among us to this day. 30 Therefore, since he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him with an oath to put one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he looked ahead and spoke about the resurrection of the Messiah:

‘He was not abandoned to Hades,

and his flesh did not experience decay.’

32 “It was this very Jesus whom God raised—and we’re all witnesses of that. 33 He has been exalted to the right hand of God, has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit, and has caused you to experience what you are seeing and hearing. 34 After all, David did not go up to heaven, but he said,

‘The Lord told my Lord,

“Sit at my right hand,

35 until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

36 “Therefore, let all the people of Israel understand beyond a doubt that God made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah!”

37 When the crowd that had gathered heard this, they were pierced to the heart. They asked Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what should we do?”

38 Peter answered them, “Every one of you must repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the Holy Spirit as a gift. 39 For this promise belongs to you and your children, as well as to all those who are distant, whom the Lord our God may call to himself.”

40 Using many different expressions, Peter continued to testify and to plead: “Be saved,” he urged them, “from this corrupt generation!” 41 So those who welcomed his message were baptized. That day about 3,000 people were added to their number.
Acts 2:1–41


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