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Acts 2:14-41 Hear These Words

The “Fisher of men’s” first catch

We are bearing witness to Peter’s first sermon to the new church. Happy Birthday to the church!

We read the last time how those around the newly empowered disciples of Jesus were blown away with what they were hearing. They were hearing the gospel spoken in their own tongue by men unfamiliar with their language. They either marveled at this feat or mocked them as drunk. We also thought about why the difference in the hearer. My theory is that those who weren’t open to the Spirit’s message didn’t hear it like the others did. They only heard gibberish. So now Peter gets up and speaks in the common tongue to set the record straight. Read more »