Jesus Is Lord And Christ! pt 4
1. The Prophecy Of Joel vv. 14-21
2. The Prophecy Of David vv. 22-36
a. The prophecy introduced vv. 22-24
b. The prophecy stated vv. 25-28
i. God’s present care vv. 25-26
ii. God’s future victory vv. 27-28
c. The prophecy interpreted vv. 29-36
i. The resurrection of Christ vv. 29-32
ii. The exaltation of Christ vv. 33-36
3. The Person Of Jesus Christ vv. 36-39
a. The revelation of His person vv. 36
i. Jesus the crucified v. 36a
Peter wanted every Israelite to consider the evidence he had just presented because it proved “for certain” that Jesus of Nazareth (cf. v. 22) was God’s sovereign ruler (Lord) and anointed Messiah (Christ).
ii. The Lord of glory v. 36b
Here is the conclusion of Peter’s argument. The noun Lord, referring to Christ, probably is a reference to Yahweh. The same word kyrios is used of God in verses 21, 34, and 39 (cf. Phil. 2:9). This is a strong affirmation of Christ’s deity.
iii. The Christ, the Son of God v. 36c
the Father could only grant these titles to someone who does indeed qualify as Deity. For God does not share His glory with another (cf. Isa 42:8).
b. The response to His person vv. 37-39
i. A vital question v. 37
ii. A vivid response v. 38
According to this view Peter was saying, “You [all] repent for [the purpose of] the forgiveness of your sins, and you [all] will receive the Spirit.” Then he added parenthetically, “And each of you [singular] be baptized [as a testimony to your faith].” This explanation links forgiveness with repentance.