Part 1 – Shadows of the Kingdom, Chapter 2 – The God who created
[Bible references: Acts 2:14-41: Hebrews 10:1-18; 1 John 2:1-14]
God’s faithfulness to us is sealed in the love he showed to us by the ultimate sacrifice he made on our behalf. His commitment of love towards us could not be made any more clearly than through the excruciating death he suffered when he allowed us to put him on the cross in order that he should bear the penalties of our sins. And it is through His suffering and dying that he can offer us forgiveness for the rebelliousness of our spirits and the sins we have committed.
In the world’s way of doing things, we overcome enemies by brute force and physical domination. We didn’t expect a God to overcome our enemies of sin and death by offering himself as a sacrifice. What is the most effective way for the Church to overcome opposition?
Read Acts 2. Picture yourself as a witness in the setting of this passage as one of the travelers from out of town. How would you respond?