Summary of Acts 2:14-21:
Peter stood up the with the Eleven Apostles and told the confused crowd: we (the 120 and them) are not drunk. Listen to Joel’s words: God will pour out His Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, the young men will see visions, old men will dream, the servants will prophesy and have the Spirit as well. Wonders will appear in the heaven and signs will appear on earth such as blood, fire, and smoke. The sun will be dark and the moon to blood before the day of the Lord when everyone who calls on the Lord will be saved.
BSF Study Questions Act 2 Lesson 2, Day 3: Acts 2:14-21
6a) All people will receive the Holy Spirit. In the last days.
b) On the basis of God’s word spoken through Joel and Jesus
7) Those who believe in Jesus
8 ) Personal Question. My answer: It really doesn’t.
Conclusions BSF Study Questions Act 2 Lesson 2, Day 3: Acts 2:14-21
Just not feeling this passage to be compelled this morning. This day’s questions are all completely different than last go-arounds. BSF focused more on the remnant and the day of the Lord.
End Notes BSF Study Questions Act 2 Lesson 2, Day 3: Acts 2:14-21
About Peter’s Speech at Pentecost:
- Once Peter starts speaking, the speaking of the tongues stops. Peter is speaking for all and for God now.
- Peter now had the courage and boldness that was a complete contrast to his denials of Jesus before being filled with the Holy Spirit.
- This was a well-prepared sermon prepared by Peter’s prior life with God and relationship with Jesus. It flowed spontaneously out of that life, and out of a mind that thought and believed deeply.
- Acts 2:40 tells us, And with many other words he testified and exhorted them. Like almost all the sermons recorded in the Bible, what we have is a Holy Spirit inspired abridgment of a longer message.
This quotation from Joel 2:28-32 focuses on God’s promise to pour out His Spirit on all flesh. What happened on the day of Pentecost was a near fulfillment of that promise, with the final fulfillment coming in the last days (which Peter had good reason to believe he was in).
Under the Old Covenant, certain people were filled with the Spirit at certain times for specific purposes. Now, under the New Covenant, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit is for all who call upon the name of the LORD.