“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.Acts 2:22-24 (ESV)
Peter’s message in Acts 2 focuses on Jesus Christ and his crucifixion.
- Jesus, a man of humble beginnings, made like us yet without sin.
- Jesus, whose mighty works and miracles established His divine identity and authority.
- Jesus, crucified according to the plan of God, taking the penalty for our sin.
- Jesus, raised up from the dead and ready to bring salvation to all who repent and call upon Him.