Acts 2: Will You Call Upon The Lord?
Verse of the Day: (V21) “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
1. Call (V1-21)
V14 “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:”
At the day of Pentecost many people from all over the world gathered at Jerusalem to worship the true and living God, Peter inspired by the Holy Ghost boldly preached to them that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ shall be saved.
V21 “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
2. Christ (V22-40)
V36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
Peter preached to the people that Jesus whom the Jews crucified was both the Lord and Christ. He taught them that God shall forgive their sins, save their souls and bless them with the Holy Ghost, when they shall call upon Him, repent their sins, and be baptized in His name. Indeed, baptism is the first step of obedience of a Christian. Baptism is an act of identification with Jesus’ death and burial as the Christian immerses in water, and of Jesus’ resurrection as he is being raised from the water to become a new person in Christ.
V38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.”
3. Church (V41-47)
V42 “And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.”
The first church started by Jesus with His apostles and disciples grew in numbers and holiness. God grew His church daily as the people steadfastly and faithfully studied and obeyed His Word, encouraged one another, observed the breaking of bread to remember Jesus’ death, burial, resurrection and His return, and prayed for the salvation of souls.
V47 “Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, thank You for saving my wretched soul as I call upon Your name.