Acts 2:22-42 3000 Were Baptized That Day
Pentecost meant so many things to the Jews. Here in Acts 2, the feast is co-opted by the Spirit to celebrate the clarity and security of Grace. Jesus offers a double cure: freedom from slavery to sin (repentance) and freedom from guilt & punishment of sin (forgiveness). Moreover, we receive the gift of the Holy Spirit and fellowship.
This sermon takes a bit of an excursus to examine the Sinners Prayer, Altar Calls, and Biblical Baptism. Acts 2:38, John 3:3-5, Titus 3:3-5, Colossians 2:11-14