The Curious Case of Simon Peter - Bob Levin

April 2nd, 2018

The Curious Case of Simon Peter (Acts 2:22-36)

 

Public credentials - "As your yourselves know" - Acts 2:22

   Luke 11:15 - contemporary hostile witnesses ??? performs miracles "by the prince of demons"

   Jewish Talmud - On the eve of Passover they hung Jesus the Nazarenee. And the herald went out before him ... 'Jesus the Nazarene will go out to be stoned for socrcery and misleading and enticing Israel' ... no-one came to his defense so they hung him on the eve of Passover - second century A.D.

   Josephus - About this time there lived Jesus, a wise man, if indeed one ought to call him a man, for he was one who wrought surprising feats - first century A.D.

 

Expectations gone bad - "you put him to death" - Acts 2:23

  Luke 19:35-40, Matthew 21:46

 

Monday morning quarterback - "by God's deliverate plan and foreknowledge" - Acts 2:23

  Genesis 1-2, Genesis 12:1-3, Isaiah 9:6, 53:5-6, Exodus 12

 

Failing the "man test?" - Acts 2:23-24 > Matthew 26:69-75

 

Resurrection - "We are all witnesses" - Acts 2:24, 32

 ... experience the resurrection - Acts 1:3

 ... power beyond self - Acts 1:8

 ... mercy ... grace ... forgiveness - Isaiah 53:6

 

 

 

 
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