October 13, 2019

What Shall We Do?

Bible Text: Acts 2:37–41 |

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We will be in the next section of our series in the Book of Acts. With Peter having finished his sermon (we actually have only a summary of the sermon in Acts 2; he preached longer than what we have), the crowd that had gathered was, “cut to the heart” and Peter appealed to them to respond to what they had heard. And they did. By the thousands. Each one being baptized that day as a testimony to their new faith in Jesus Christ. And as we look at what happened in Acts 2:37-41, we will see how that all-in response of the people that day, engaged their heart, will, mind and body in their decision to become Christians. The question for us will be the same: have I made an all-in decision to follow Jesus? We’ll take some time at the end of the message to respond personally to that question, each one of us carefully considering our own relationship to Jesus Christ.

Sermon Notes

The Book of Acts | Chapters 1–7
What Shall We Do?
Pastor Todd Dugard
Acts 2:37–41

October 13, 2019

The gospel compels me to respond to Jesus…

…from the heart (v. 37a)

Psalm 51:16-17

…as an act of the will (v. 37b)

There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.”
C. S. Lewis

…after thinking it through (v. 38–40)

Repentance is…

  • Regret for sin
  • Sorrow over sin
  • Confession of sin
  • Intent to not live that way any longer
  • Belief in and acceptance of Christ

…with a public declaration of my faith (v. 41)

βαπτίζω > baptizō > to baptize