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Tuesday
Mar262013

The Ongoing Meaning of Jesus III

Today we will finish up our time looking at Acts chapter 2 verses 40-47.  Last week we saw how Peter told the crowd to Repent and be Baptized in the Name of Jesus.  Today we will look at the rest of the story.

Be Saved From This Generation

Peter had spoken many other words to the crowd, but the message of repentance and identification with Jesus could be summed up in this idea:  Be saved from this perverse generation.  The word for “perverse” is the same word from which we get scoliosis.  The problem in any generation is not that we are human, but that we are twisted and bent.  The problem is not that we don’t have a sense of right and wrong, but instead, that understanding itself is twisted and bent.  The generation alive at that time was so twisted in its sense of what was good and what was evil, that it crucified the Messiah. 

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