Peter’s second attempt at preaching following the ascension was a powerful display of confrontation with those he stood in front of and solid proclamation of Scripture. What did the traditional and faithful Jew look to? Peter knew. So while pointing out the error of their mind and acts he quotes Moses and God’s promise to Abraham (22-23; 25) as he delivers truth to these captive hearts.
Peter’s words flowed like a river and dropped like a bomb. His bold indictment of their rebellious nature merged with faithful proclamation of the gospel served up an unmistakable choice. Listen and live or ignore and suffer everlasting consequences. This is our reality in a nutshell; let us look to the Master and find unmerited forgiveness, unrealized freedom, and an unimagined future.
Take time to read through Peter’s sermon in Acts 3:12-26 and embrace its content. You will find an intense and relative delivery of truth that helps provide one of our models of proclaiming Christ and God’s work to bring about repentance and renewal (vs 26).