BSF Study Questions Acts Lesson 2, Day 4: Acts 2:22-32

Summary of passage:  Peter is still speaking to the crowd that has gathered on the day of Pentecost.  “Jesus who performed miracles was handed over to you for God’s pre-ordained purpose.  You killed him by nailing him to a cross.  But God has raised him from the dead.  David himself prophesied Jesus’ resurrection when he said he saw the ‘Holy One’ at the Lord’s right hand and raised him from the dead.”

It’s as if Peter is shouting, “Even though you idiots killed Jesus He is alive!”

Questions:

10a) Accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through him

b)  Jesus was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross

c)  God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him

11)  From the beginning of time, Jesus was a gift from God to the people, a sacrifice for our sins, for God’s purpose of having mankind with Him

12a)  you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross

b)  They chose (free will) to reject Jesus and kill Him so they were responsible.  Pilate gave the people the option of saving Jesus or saving Barabbas and they chose Barabbas, NOT Jesus.  Pilate said, “I am innocent of this man’s blood.  It is your responsibility.  All the people answered, “Let his blood be on us and on our children.”  Matthew 27:15-26

Conclusions:  Straight-forward questions today.  Peter basically says, “Look, you killed Jesus, the Son of the One, True God but there is hope because God has raised Jesus.  All is not lost.”

3 comments on “BSF Study Questions Acts Lesson 2, Day 4: Acts 2:22-32

  1. E Winful says:

    This website has been of immense help to me and has broadened my understanding of God purpose for us and has also helped me in my studies. thanks you.

  2. Sweet Mama says:

    I liked the questions for this day. It was a “break” from thinking too hard.

    Another translation I read for “wicked” men was “lawless.” Many of the things that transpired from the accusations against Jesus to his crucification broke Roman law. For me the most heartbreaking and “human” part occurs before Acts when these men who loved Jesus betrayed him. How many times do we neglect to speak up or stand up or “have the back” of our own loved ones?

    Peter’s sermon to these observant “good Jews” who have come to Jerusalem to celebrate Pentecost and the giving of the Law is such a passionate call to recognize our sins…not only of commission but of ommission. Acts 2:38 Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”

    I tried to watch Dancing with the Stars tonight and just couldn’t. I was over it for some reason even though it’s something I “share” with my mother who really enjoys the show. I was channel surfing and Jesse Duplantis was on and I “dropped in” to listen. He was speaking with another preacher from Atlanta about forgiveness but I was really struck in the heart by something this loud old Louisiana evangelist had to say: “You want to know why this ministry has never been stuck by a scandal? Because I’m saved and Hell has nothing I want.”

    I like that you used “hope” because that is our hope…Christ has overcome the world.

  3. Keg says:

    does anyone else struggle to understand “free will” v.s. “God knows what you are going to do before you do it”?

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