Acts 2 Outline
– The Holy Spirit enabled the disciples to speak in different tongues on the day of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4)
– The Jews from other nations heard the disciples proclaiming God’s wonders in their own native languages (Acts 2:5-12)
– Some Jews claimed that the disciples were drunk with too much wine (Acts 2:13)
– Peter explained to the crowd that it was the Holy Spirit that enabled them to speak in different tongues (Acts 2:14-35)
– Peter urged the people to repent and 3,000 people responded and they were baptized (Acts 2:36-30)
– The believers were one in heart and God added more new believers to them daily (Acts 2:31-47)
Acts 2 Summary
On the day of Pentecost, when the disciples were gathered together in one place, a violent wind came and filled the entire house they were in. Then, something like the tongues of fire came and rest on each of them so that they started to speak in other tongues. The Jews from other nations who came to stay over in Jerusalem heard the disciples speaking in other tongues and they were amazed. They heard the disciples declaring God’s wonders in their own native language including Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Cretes and Arabians (Acts 2:9-11). Some made fun of them and said they are drunk with too much wine.
Peter stood up along with the other 11 disciples and explained that those men were not drunk but it was the Holy Spirit that enabled them to speak in different tongues. He explained that the Holy Spirit is a gift sent by the Father God as promised to his son. Jesus Christ has been resurrected from the dead and ascended into heaven. He now sit on the right hand side of God. Peter urged the people to repent and be baptized to receive the forgiveness of their sins so that they will receive the Holy Spirit. The promise of the Holy Spirit is for all who have put their faith in Jesus Christ. That day, about 3,000 people came to the faith of Jesus Christ.
The new believers were one in heart. They devoted themselves to the teachings of the apostles, breaking of bread, and prayer. They sell their goods to get the money to donate to those in need. Every day, they fellowship with each other at the temple courts, broke bread at home sand eat together with glad and sincere hearts, praised God and enjoying everyone’s favor. Then, God added to them the number of saved people more daily.
Acts 2 Bible Study
1. The filling of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit enables us to speak in different tongues. If you don’t have the tongue language, you can pray to God for it or ask a pastor to pray for you. Speaking in tongues is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit. When you speak in tongues, you are uttering mysteries. The Holy Spirit intercedes for your needs according to God’s will when you speak in tongues. You are edifying yourself when you speak in tongues. Another gift of the spirit is the interpretation of tongues. The interpretation of tongues gift allows one to interpret the tongue language a person is speaking and edify others (1 Corinthians 14:1-5).
2. Signs of the end times before Jesus’ second coming
In the last days, God will pour out his spirit and enable people to prophesy, dream dreams and see visions (Joel 2:28). God can give you dreams and visions to communicate to you. God will execute his judgment on earth before the second coming of Jesus Christ. Many disasters will take place on the earth. The sun will finally turned to darkness and moon to blood before the coming of the day of the Lord.
3. Anyone who calls on God’s name will be saved
In Acts 2:21, anyone who calls on God’s name will be saved. If you are with problem, you should discuss about it with God in prayer and surrender to him. Jesus said all who are burdened can come to him and he will give them rest (Matthew 11:28). In Jeremiah 31:25, God said he will refresh the weary and satisfy the faint.
4. Baptism is necessary in order to be saved
Peter exhorted the people to repent and be baptized in Jesus name so that they will receive the forgiveness of their sins. In Mark 16:16, whoever believes and is baptized will be saved but whoever does not believe will be condemned. In Matthew 28:19, Jesus commanded his disciples to go and make disciples of all nations and baptized them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
5. Be united and live in peace with one another
The followers of Jesus Christ were united and one in heart. They share their food, possessions and fellowship with one another everyday. In Philippians 2:2, we should be of the same mind and love and be in the full accord and of one mind. In 1 Peter 3:8, we should have a unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, tender heart and humble mind. In Colossians 3:14, the most important thing is that we should love one another because love binds everything together in perfect harmony. In 2 Corinthians 13:11, we should aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace and the God of love and peace will be with you. In Ephesians 4:3, we must be eager in maintaining the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace.