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Daily Devotions – But God…

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Click this link to hear an audio version of the below text narrated by SOTH member Jerry Rhinehart: Acts 2:22-24 (NIV)

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But 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.

In this short passage, we see Peter set before us the simple truth of the Gospel. God sent Jesus to call people back to a true faith, people got it wrong, but God had a plan! (Peter said it better, but you get the idea.) Jesus’ resurrection shows God’s power over all things, both life and death, while also making a way for all of us to be saved by God’s grace. So, what are we to do? “‘Repent and be baptized,’ Peter says, ‘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. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call’”. (Acts 2:38-39) Today, consider that this promise is for YOU and for all those you see today. Pray a silent prayer of thanksgiving that this promise is for all people. http://sothrichfield.podbean.com/

 

Acts 2:22-24 (NIV)

22 “Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But 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.

 

In this short passage, we see Peter set before us the simple truth of the Gospel.  God sent Jesus to call people back to a true faith, people got it wrong, but God had a plan!  (Peter said it better, but you get the idea.)  Jesus’ resurrection shows God’s power over all things, both life and death, while also making a way for all of us to be saved by God’s grace.  So, what are we to do?  “‘Repent and be baptized,’ Peter says, ‘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.  The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call’”. (Acts 2:38-39) Today, consider that this promise is for YOU and for all those you see today.  Pray a silent prayer of thanksgiving that this promise is for all people.