Bible: Acts 2:36-47

2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know beyond a doubt 1  that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified 2  both Lord 3  and Christ.” 4 

The Response to Peter’s Address

2:37 Now when they heard this, 5  they were acutely distressed 6  and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “What should we do, brothers? 2:38 Peter said to them, “Repent, and each one of you be baptized 7  in the name of Jesus Christ 8  for 9  the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 10  2:39 For the promise 11  is for you and your children, and for all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call to himself.” 2:40 With many other words he testified 12  and exhorted them saying, “Save yourselves from this perverse 13  generation! 2:41 So those who accepted 14  his message 15  were baptized, and that day about three thousand people 16  were added. 17 

The Fellowship of the Early Believers

2:42 They were devoting themselves to the apostlesteaching and to fellowship, 18  to the breaking of bread and to prayer. 19  2:43 Reverential awe 20  came over everyone, 21  and many wonders and miraculous signs 22  came about by the apostles. 2:44 All who believed were together and held 23  everything in common, 2:45 and they began selling 24  their property 25  and possessions and distributing the proceeds 26  to everyone, as anyone had need. 2:46 Every day 27  they continued to gather together by common consent in the temple courts, 28  breaking bread from 29  house to house, sharing their food with glad 30  and humble hearts, 31  2:47 praising God and having the good will 32  of all the people. And the Lord was adding to their number every day 33  those who were being saved.

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