ch. 2



v. 1 - "when the day of Pentecost was fully come"



"they were all with one accord in one place"

doubtless, for prayer.


vs. 2-3 - Fire and Wind in similitude -




" of a rushing mighty wind...

            appeared unto them cloven tongues like

            as fire"



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v. 4 - "And they were ALL filled with the

            Holy Ghost, and began to speak with

            other tongues, as the Spirit gave them




Thus Babel was reversed - Genesis 11





vs. 5-11 - There were people from "every nation

            nation under heaven" - see the list


"every man heard them speak in his own language"


v. 8 - "how hear we every man in our own tongue?"


v. 12 - "What meaneth this?"


v. 13 - There were nay-sayers who thought they were



Mockers, men incapable of serious and devout

appreciation of the work of the Holy Spirit, attributed

the tension of feeling which they saw, and the

unintelligible words which they heard, to the effect

of wine.


So in all times, "they that are born after the flesh

do persecute them that are born after the Spirit" -

                                                Gal. 4:29


vs. 14-40 - Peter's Sermon on the Day of Pentecost


vs. 17-21 - These men aren't drunk but it is the fulfillment

                   of the prophecy of Joel 2:27-32


v. 18 - "I will pour"              ***(SEE  ACTS 2 APPENDAGE B) ***

v. 19 - "I will show"






vs. 22-24 - Peter preaches God's Son, Jesus of Nazareth

                  as the one they delivered and crucified

                  according to God's will - Christ died and

                  God raised Him up - it was not possible that

                  death could hold Him - this he preaches to

                  the peoples of the world gathered at



v. 22 - "approved of God"


"miracles and wonders and signs" - The miracles of the

gospel are, and were intended to be, a demonstration of

the truth of Christianity, and it is at their peril that

Christians allow themselves to give up this argument

at the bidding of the skeptic.


The greatest miracle was the resurrection from the dead!


v. 23 - "the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God"


God's counsel that Christ should suffer for sins, was not

a vague, indistinct purpose, leaving much to accident and

the fluctuating will of man; it was determinate and defined

in respect of time and manner and the instruments used

for carrying it out!


"The Lamb slain from the foundation of the world"

                                                Rev. 13:8



v. 24 - "it was not possible" that death should hold



vs. 25-36 - Peter uses illustrations of David's faith

                  and beliefs because of God's promises.


vs. 25-28 - a quotation from Ps. 16:8-11


The full liberation of Christ from the dominion of

death - that of His soul from hell, and that of His

body from the grave before it saw corruption -




v. 30 - To David, "God had sworn with an oath"

            that He would raise up Christ to sit on his



v. 31 - Promising the resurrection of Christ!


v. 32- "This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we

            all are witnesses"


v. 33 - The explanation of the wind and cloven tongues

            of fire.


vs. 34-35 - a quotation from Ps. 110:1


v. 36 - "know assuredly" - God has made "that same

            Jesus......Lord and Christ"

            Compare "this same Jesus" of ch. 1:11


v. 37 - the hearers were under conviction and ask

            "Men and brethren, what shall we do?"


vs. 38-39 - Peter's reply


"Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the

name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and

ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost"



"Save yourselves from this untoward generation" - v. 40



And especially this wicked generation of today!


v. 41 - 3,000 souls "gladly received his word" and were



v. 42 - "they continued steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine

            and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in



v. 43 - "And fear came upon every soul"



v. 46 - They continued "daily with one accord in the

            temple......with gladness and singleness of heart"


"from house to house" - at home - the private Christian

place of meeting, as contrasted with the temple.


The whole description is a beautiful picture of Christian

unity, piety, love and joy!


v. 47 - "Praising God, and having favor with all the people"


"Those that were being saved" - those who were added to

the church were those who complied with the exhortation,

and escaped from complicity with their unbelieving