“Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”
Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.” And with many other words he bore witness and continued to exhort them, saying, “Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” So those who received his word were baptized, and there were added that day about three thousand souls. (Acts 2:36-41)
This sermon explores some vital principles we need to understand:
- I am a part of a “crooked” generation.
- Without turning, the steps of a crooked generation lead further and further away from God.
- One crooked generation has followed another crooked generation has followed another crooked generation as long as there have been people.
- God is able and willing to take what I have made crooked and make it straight again.
- In order to be saved, I must personally and wholeheartedly respond to God’s gracious invitation.
This sermon was delivered on July 17, 2016.