Emanna for 03/12/2020
Speaking Christ Produced the Propagation of Christ
Acts 2:36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made Him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you have crucified. (37) And when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and they said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, What should we do, brothers? (41) Those then who received his word were baptized, and there were added on that day about three thousand souls. Words of Ministry
The record in 2:14-47 emphasizes Peter's speaking concerning Christ. Peter spoke of Christ, and he even spoke forth Christ. This is the first case of the speaking of Christ by the believers. In his speaking, Peter presents to us the Man Jesus and witnesses to us concerning Him. In particular, Peter speaks of the Lord Jesus in His work, death, resurrection, and ascension. Peter's speaking of Christ produced the propagation of Christ. On the day of Pentecost this propagation included the three thousand souls who were saved. Such a propagation was the result, the issue, of Peter's speaking concerning Christ. From this we see that the speaking of Christ surely leads to the propagation of Christ in those who believe in Him. Furthermore, the believers as Christ's propagation become the church. Therefore, in chapter two we see that the speaking of Christ produced a church in Jerusalem. In this chapter we have both the propagation of Christ and the church life.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry, from Witness Lee, Life- study of Acts, p. 83-84. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.