As Peter concludes his sermon in Acts 2, he calls the crowd to repentance, baptism and promises them the gift of the Holy Spirit. This is immediately followed by the account of the practices of the early church. This passage gives us a vivid picture of the role of the church in connecting people vertically to God through salvation and horizontally to one another in community. In part 5 of our Unstoppable series, we look at how Acts 2:38-47 provides God’s unstoppable game plan for us. No matter our circumstances, His gospel is unstoppable and will continue to bring redemption, healing and freedom to many.
WHAT WILL YOU DO
God’s unstoppable work continues in the midst of the disruptions and constant changes in the world around. He is looking for men and women who are set apart, pure, and filled with the Holy Spirit and His power for the work ahead.
We have been set free from the prisons which once held onto us, of sin, our past, guilt, condemnation and shame. As we learnt in the passage from Acts 5, the people of the way did need to carry on doing certain things:
Maybe for some of us, it will be to go and move out of the prisons we were once in, but set free from. For others, it would be to stand up in the “temples” we are placed in. Similarly, it might even be speaking to the people all the words of this life.
God’s unstoppable move is continuing, but have we stopped in our obedience/ways?
“But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29 (ESV)