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As we picture this scene on that day of Pentecost so long ago, we can magine the excitement and joy that obviously swept through the assembled group. We feel the thrill of thousands of people, realising the truth of Scripture, and the understanding presented to them through Peter. May we too apply Peter’s instructions to ourselves, and feel that thrill in our own lives, as we understand what Jesus means to us personally.
It was most fitting that this address should have been given at Pentecost, the Festival of Firstfruits, for that day instruction began that resulted in 3,000 baptisms. The mockers were silenced. The new converts avidly joined in the study and fellowship in Christ.
Their conduct also was without reproach: "praising God . . . having favour with all the people" (Acts 2:47), as Christ had done when growing up at Nazareth (Luke 2:52). The final result of Peter's Pentecost address was a rapidly expanding Church: “…And the Lord was adding to their number day by day, those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:47)
May we all share in the desires and goals of those first century Christians who were privileged to receive the testimony of Christ through the words of Peter on that wonderful day of Pentecost.
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